There was shock and disbelief at Kibera Law Courts on Tuesday as a woman confessed before a magistrate that she killed her eight-month-old baby for resembling NASA leader Raila Odinga (pictured above).
Ms Sevelina Kamau Mwihaki is accused of killing the baby while at her employer’s place in Riverside within Nairobi county on February 19, The Star reports.
The accused, who is a house help, also denied her own earlier version that she killed the baby because she refused to drink the milk she had bought.
Ms Mwihaki did not formally enter a plea because she was directed to first undergo a psychiatric examination at Mathare Mental Hospital.
Kibera senior resident magistrate Renee Kamau denied her the bond and ordered the mental assessment before she can enter a plea.
The prosecution said Kamau was a frequent bhang smoker who smoked during pregnancy and after giving birth.
The prosecution also alleged that after killing her daughter, she hid her for some time before the neighbours noticed the girl was missing and reported to Kilimani police station.
Kamau said she was financially unstable and wanted the court to help her get some cash. She said their home was in Nyeri and she asked why her case was taking so long.
The case will be mentioned on May 13.
Source credit: The Star