Peter Kibisu jailed for rape and murder of Harrow woman
February 1, 2016, 6:48 pm
A man has been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 27 yearsâ€™ imprisonment, for the rape and murder of a woman in Harrow.
Peter Kibisu, 24, (05.01.92) of Northumberland Road, Harrow was charged on 17 August 2015 with the murder of 31-year-old Elizabeth Nnyanzi at a house in Northumberland Road, Harrow on 14 August.
He pleaded guilty to Elizabethâ€™s murder at the Old Bailey on 26 November. On Friday, 8 January, he also pleaded guilty to raping her on the same day as the killing.
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Kibisu was a longstanding friend of the deceasedâ€™s family and had been staying with them on a short-term basis at their home in Northumberland Road.
Officers attended the address at approximately 17.55hrs on 14 August following reports of an unresponsive woman at the location.
Kibisu told officers that upon his return from work he had found the rear patio doors ajar, and Ms Nnyanzi lying on the floor in the bedroom.
A subsequent post-mortem examination gave cause of death as asphyxiation.
Kibisu was arrested on 15 August and charged as above.
Detective Chief Inspector Tim Duffield of the Metâ€™s Homicide and Major Crime Command said:
â€œNot only did Peter Kibisu brutally rape and murder a lifelong family friend in her own home, he then went on to concoct a version of events in a callous attempt to conceal the truth.
â€œKibisu had ample opportunity to admit his role in Elizabethâ€™s death at an early stage, but instead chose to put her family through the further ordeal of a potential criminal trial. It was only when confronted with a whole raft of evidence gathered during the police investigation that he finally accepted his guilt.
â€œElizabethâ€™s friends and family have been cruelly robbed of a caring, intelligent and hugely gifted young woman. My thoughts go out to them at this very difficult time.â€
The family of Elizabeth said:
â€œElizabeth Nnyanzi was a beautiful, clever, vibrant, and loving daughter, big sister, relative, and friend to many.
â€œHer life was cruelly cut short by this heinous crime which we will not allow to destroy our family. Instead we shall continue the good work she started as a way to honour her memory, and her great belief that good triumphs over evil.
â€œThe careful investigation by the police and the thorough analysis of the case by the Learned Judge has meant that our faith in the justice system has not been shaken.
â€œWe are relieved that Peter Kibisu, who murdered and raped Elizabeth, will be imprisoned for a long time, so that he will no longer pose a threat to the public.
â€œPeterâ€™s family and our family grew up together and we regarded him as part of our family. We could never have imagined that our trust could have been betrayed in this way. His wicked and selfish act has also greatly damaged friendships made over a number of decades.
â€œWe want to thank everybody who has genuinely supported us. It has been the longest wait of our lives, but our faith in the legal system has remained strong and justice for Elizabeth has prevailed.
â€œWe will always remember Elizabeth as a peopleâ€™s person and we will remain in touch with her extensive supportive network to bring about positive change. Her memory will live in our hearts forever. Thank you.â€