The grandmother of a three-year-old boy whose eyes were gouged out in a bizarre incident in Kisii is among three suspects arrested.
They Thursday appeared before the Kisii Law Court over an incident where Baby Junior Sagini’s eyes were removed in their Ikuruma village.
Alex Ochogo (Cousin to Sagini), Pacifica Nyakerario (Aunt) and Rael Nyakerario (Grandmother) appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno following the conclusion of investigations by the police.
Prosecutor Hilary Kaino told the court that they will not proceed to charge the suspects following the absence of interested parties like the children’s officer and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).
He requested to detain the suspects for one more day to allow those who needed to be present for plea-taking.
The suspects agreed with the submission from the prosecutor to be detained for a day.
The suspects were detained at Rioma police station ahead of the plea taking on Friday, December 23.
The three are accused of causing harm to three-year-old Baby Sagini on December 13, where they are said to have gouged out the minor’s eyes.
The child, his sister and his mother were taken to safe custody on Wednesday evening.
This was after the child was discharged from the hospital he has been for more than a week.
There are efforts to get him more specialized treatment.
Investigations have linked the attack to land tussles in the home.
Sagini was in the line of inheritance of their land which police say was not going down well with some members of the family.