Woman Accused Of Killing Cousin Detained For 8 Days

Cruel foster mother suspected of murdering a 5-year-old orphaned boy to remain in custody for 8 more days pending charging.

Susan Nasimiyu, from Trans Nzoia was first arraigned before Milimani law courts on December 15 where the prosecution sought 14 days detention order to investigate her over the offence of murder.

She was again produced before the court today where the prosecution was expected to give directions in relation to their investigations of the matter.

However, the public prosecutor informed the court that they were yet to travel to Trans Nzoia to visit the home of the late boy and record the medical history of the boy prior to his alleged murder.

The accused woman in rejoinder told the court that she has children who were left alone after her arrest, and nobody was taking care of the children.

The court after listening to both sides in the case issued a five-day detention order excluding weekends and holidays.

Facts surrounding the case are that the woman brought her cousin, Godwin Wekesa aged 5 years who was an orphan from their rural home at Trans Nzoia, she had stayed with the Juvenile for around five months.

However, the lady stated that on December 8, 2022 at around 7:00 pm, when bathing the boy (now deceased) she detected injuries on his body. She then decided to take him to Kiambu level 5 hospital for medication where he was pronounced dead the following day.

According to the investigations officer, she reported the death of the boy to the Police where the DCI from Kimabu visited the hospital and established that the deceased child had multiple historical wounds pointing to the possibility of child abuse by the reportee.

Upon being asked the real names of the parents of the deceased child she declined, nevertheless, she claimed to be housing two more minors whose safety was in doubt.