Janet Oyuga, a 37-year-old Kenyan woman who was shot dead in the United States last month is set to be buried on Saturday, January 18th in Siaya County.
The burial of Janet was previously scheduled for Saturday, January 11th but her body could not be flown to Kenya on time due to a memorial service that was held in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, January 8th.
The deceased’s remains will leave the US on Tuesday, January 14th and are expected to arrive in Kisumu on Thursday, January 16th ahead of final sendoff at Janet's parents’ home in Gem, Siaya County on Saturday.
Janet was attacked at her house by an 85-year-old woman named Beverly Jenne together with her sister Angela, who survived but sustained serious gunshot wounds. Jenne then attempted to commit suicide by strangling herself with a cord after the incident.
Jenne had lived in the house since it was built in 1979, but it went into foreclosure in March last year and was sold at a public auction in November 2019. The new owner was renovating the house and had entered into a lease-to-own agreement with the two Kenyan sisters, who decided to host Jenne until she found an alternative home.
On January 6th, Jenne pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and assault charges before Maleng Regional Justice Center.