He said that his client is to undergo a medical assessment to ascertain whether he has the capacity to stand trial.

“My client currently suffers from chest pains and severe headache and requires urgent hospital treatment during his stay in custody.”

The lawyer asked the court to allow the suspect receive medical attention while in custody at Naiberi Police Station.

MEDICAL REVIEW

Mr Moseti directed that Mr Kinuthia be taken to MTRH on April 18 and 23, for medical review and for the case to be mentioned on April 30.

Earlier, court proceedings were temporarily interrupted as a members of the public thronged the Eldoret High Court to get a glimpse of the suspect after the heinous killing went viral.

There was tight security around the court when the suspect was arraigned as locals scrambled to take photographs of the suspect, forcing him to cover his face with his jacket hoodie.

Dressed in blue jeans, black jacket and wearing sandals, Mr Kinuthia was brought in court cells at 9.30am.

His relatives, led by his father George Kinuthia, were in the court he was brought in sandwiched between two armed police officers.

Mr Kinuthia who was calm and composed was whisked back to court cells after miscellaneous application by the state.

The late Ivy is to be buried on Thursday at her parent’s home in Mahiga, Nyeri County.

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