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Reprieve for Kenyan in China's death row as case may be commuted to life imprisonment

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The Kenyan woman who was facing execution in China over drug related charges, got some reprieve and stands a chance to have her sentence commuted to life imprisonment. The attorney, representing Floviance Razan Owino’s family here in Kenya, made the revelation on Thursday during a press conference. The lawyer Okweh Achiando said Floviance was granted a reprieve of two years at the time of her sentence, a period that is soon to expire and requires review. Floviance’s family had received a call this month, from a Chinese government official that their sister was to be executed, after two years of not knowing her whereabouts. A public outcry prompted foreign affairs officials in Kenya and China to follow up on the matter. The family lawyer is now seeking more information on the proceedings of Floviance’s case to determine whether they can intervene further. For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ke Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvkenya Like our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/NtvKenya