Woman Arrested For Killing Four Months Old Child To Spend 10 Days In Jail

by Mahakamani News

A woman arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing her four months old child will remain in police custody  for a period of ten days. 

Trial Magistrate Benard Zakyo, allowed the  application by the prosecution to detain  Mercy Chepng’eno Ruto to enable them complete investigation.

The prosecution through Lindsey Mugambi, told the court police wanted 21 days to carry out the investigation, perform postmortem, DNA tests so as establish the cause of death.

Police claimed the deceased was found  lying dead at dumping site area of metrological staff quarters headquarters in Nairobi on 24th of October having been murdered and wrapped in green disposal paper bag.

“Since the body is for a child age around five months and nobody had came up to claim the same, DCI appealed to the public for anybody with the information through social media to share the same”. Said Sargent Kosgey.

Court was told investigating officer is yet to retrieve the phone data for the respondent , conduct the postmortem , do DNA sampling from the respondent for DNA analysis and record statement from witnesses and mental assessment.

Police established on the 21 of October, the suspect left her rural home to Nairobi where she was coming to secure employment at metrological staff quarters being employed by one Pascaline Chemaiyo.

It is alleged that Chepngeno  left home with her four month’s son and strangled the deceased, put the body in her bag and travelled to Nairobi where she later damped the body.

They claimed if the suspect is released before the investigations are complete, there is likelihood she will interfere the investigations and compilation of evidence. 

The 28 year old woman was arrested at her rural home in Kuresoi Nakuru County and brought to Nairobi where the incident took place.

She has confessed to strangling the child before  dumping the body at the  staff quarters of meteorological department.

Police who saw the body, said the child seemed to have been tortured.

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