Woman in court for fake pregnancy

by Lawyer Wanz
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A 37-year-old lady was detained at the KNH labor ward while hiding a pillow on her tummy to appear pregnant. She was charged in court over fake pregnancy.

Elizabeth Syokau Musembi is alleged that on September 23, 2021, Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi was found stashing a pillow on her belly to look pregnant while heading to the Labour ward at the hospital. 

Investigating officer Jackline Makumba claims the lady who faked the pregnancy is a mother of three children and has a husband according to documents she tabled in court.

Jackeline also told senior principal magistrate Bernard Ochoi that upon taking her for a pregnancy test at the hospital she tested negative. 

“The suspect was taken to Kenyatta National Hospital for a pregnancy test and the doctors recommended that she be taken to Mathare Hospital for mental examination, “the affidavit read in parts.

According to court documents tabled in court, the police believe that the respondent was at the hospital with the intention of stealing a baby.

The police sort 5 days to detain the suspect to complete investigations claiming that they are yet to take the suspect to Mathare Hospital for mental examination to establish if she is sane. 

Considering the nature of the application,I find that it has merit and detain her at Capital hill police station for 3 days to complete investigations,” the magistrate ruled.

Last week, A woman who reportedly lied she was pregnant today appeared before a Milimani court

Elizabeth Musembi was arrested after she was found with a pillow strapped to her belly to make it look like she was pregnant.

Musembi appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi under the miscellaneous application.

The police asked the court to give them five more days to detain and take Musembi to Mathari Mental Hospital for assessment before charging her.

The case will be mentioned on Wednesday.

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