Peninah Kabeba murder: Man jailed after stabbing support worker to death

Penny Kabeba was stabbed to death by her lodger  (Met Police )
Penny Kabeba was stabbed to death by her lodger (Met Police )

A man has been jailed after stabbing a support worker to death in her home in Sutton.

Peninah Kabeba, 42, known as Penny, was found suffering multiple stab wounds at her home in Park Road, Cheam, on May last year.

The mother, who worked with people with learning disabilities, was found by neighbours who alerted the police. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Mohsen Saadi, 57, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 18 years at Kingston Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty of murder.

Reports at the time of the killing said Saadi had been a lodger at Kabeba’s home.

Detective Sergeant Marc Gadd called Saadi a “vile man” for carrying out such “senseless gratuitious violence”.

“Saadi is a vile man who took Penny’s life in an act of senseless gratuitous violence.

“I know this has been an incredibly difficult time for Penny’s family and friends but I hope the fact Saadi will now spend a significant amount of time in prison brings them some peace.

“I would like to commend Penny’s neighbours who came to her aid and greatly assisted the police by following her attacker which led to his arrest – their actions were crucial in enabling us to swiftly arrest him.”