In Summary
  • Nakuru Principal Magistrate Bernard Mararo on Tuesday allowed police to collect samples from the couples from Nakuru and Busia counties.
  • Police believe the baby was stolen from Nakuru County by a woman who transported it all the way to Busia.
  • Police arraigned one of the women on suspicion that she committed the offence.
  • Constable Eric Kipngeno Chirchir, a detective based in Nakuru West, told the court that he was investigating the woman for child trafficking.

Two couples embroiled in a fight over a two-month old baby will undergo a DNA test that will establish who the real parents are.

Nakuru Principal Magistrate Bernard Mararo on Tuesday allowed police to collect samples from the couples from Nakuru and Busia counties.

Police arraigned one of the women on suspicion that she stole the child.

Constable Eric Kipngeno Chirchir, a detective based in Nakuru West, told the court that he was investigating the woman for child trafficking.

BOND

In his miscellaneous application, he sought more time to detain the suspect in order to conclude the probe.

“I request the court to grant us 14 days to hold the suspect at Kaptembwa Police Station so we can conduct the DNA test before preferring charges,” said Mr Kipngeno.

However, the court directed that the woman be released on a personal bond of Sh 400,000 with a surety of the same amount.

The judge further directed that the two women have supervised access to the child who is at a Nakuru children’s home.

THEFT CLAIM

Police believe the baby was stolen from Nakuru County by a woman who transported it all the way to Busia.

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