A three-year-old baby boy whose eyes were gouged out under unclear circumstances was Wednesday taken into protective custody by the government.
Junior Sagini, who was receiving treatment at the Kisii Eye hospital, was discharged on Wednesday and whisked away alongside his seven-year-old sister.
Their mother Maureen Nyaboke, 27, who was under arrest was also released from Marani Police Station and was reunited with the two.
Police said the lives of the three could be in danger following the incident at their home in Ikuruma village, Kisii County, which left the child blind.
Police were interrogating Nyaboke on why she left the little Sagini and his sister in the care of their father and paternal grandmother.
She went to work as a bar attendant in Nyamakoroto, Nyamira County when the bizarre attack occurred on Wednesday.
Nyaboke was detained when she visited the boy in the hospital on Monday and has been in custody since.
The government had announced it would take care of the family.
Two suspects son and mother were produced in over the incident and remain under probe under a miscellaneous application.
They are expected to appear in court on December 23 for further directions.
Officials say they suspect the child was brutally assaulted and had his eyes gouged out for ritual reasons.
There were reports the sister was also sexually assaulted.