- The spectacle unfolded when Beatrice Wanyotta confronted Mustafa Idd, 31.
- The suspect linked to the murder of college student Emma Wanyotta, 26.
- The furious woman held the suspect by his collar as officers tried to shield him from more attacks.
There was drama at the High Court in Eldoret on Monday after the mother of a student who as brutally murdered last month attacked the suspected killer.
The spectacle unfolded when Beatrice Wanyotta confronted Mustafa Idd, 31, the suspect linked to the murder of her daughter Emma Wanyotta, 26, as he was being escorted by two police officers to the court cells.
As soon as the suspect stepped out of the courtroom while being escorted by the officers, an angry Ms Wanyotta started throwing blows at him, accusing him of being behind the shocking murder of her daughter.
This was after the murder case failed to proceed for the third time since Mr Idd was arrested one month ago over the student’s killing.
Earlier, when the matter came up in court, High Court Judge Stephen Githinji ruled that the case will not proceed until the suspect is taken to hospital for mental assessment.
“The suspect should be taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret for psychiatric examination before he can be brought back to take plea,” directed Judge Githinji.
The furious woman held the suspect by his collar as officers tried to shield him from more attacks.
Onlookers who had thronged the court premises watched the unfolding drama in disbelief.