Peter Kibisu sentenced to life imprisonment

01/02/2016

Peter Kibisu, 24, was sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 27 years for the murder of Elizabeth Nnyanzi. He was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for the rape of Ms Nnyanzi, to run concurrently.

The offences took place on 14th August 2015 inside Ms Nnyanzi's home in Harrow. Ms Nnayanzi, 31, lived at the house with her mother and the defendant, who was a close family friend.

Kibisu pleaded guilty to murder on 27th November 2015. He pleaded guilty to rape on 8th January 2016.

Punam Chopra, CPS London reviewing lawyer, said: "Peter Kibisu returned to the home he shared with the victim in the early hours of 14th August. He viciously raped and killed her and then sent a text message to her phone suggesting she was still alive. He then callously went to work and on his return called 999, pretending he had just discovered her body.

"He attempted to conceal his involvement in the crime by tooling the backdoor and leaving it ajar and by suggesting to the police it must have been an unknown intruder. However, due to the strong case built against him, he was left with no choice but to plead guilty to both offences.

"Kibisu was taken in by the family after being asked to leave previous accommodation and was treated like a cousin by the victim. She should have felt safe in her own home, but instead he abused their trust to violently attack her.

"Kibisu has now been brought to justice and I hope this gives some small comfort to Ms Nnyanzi's family. Our thoughts are with them."