A couple on Monday, June 3 was accused of drowning their two-year-old daughter in Murang’a county, Kenya.
The man Stephen Kamau Kariuki and his wife Mildred Imaili Musya from Kibue Village Murang’a were arrested on Sunday, June 2 and taken to court on Monday for allegedly killing their daughter.
The villagers reported the incident to the police led by area assistant Chief Julius Irungu when the couple failed to report to the authorities that their daughter had gone since Tuesday, May 28.
The residents of Kabui Village in Muranga County condemned the heinous act by accusing parents of Sibly Masitsa allegedly killed her and threw her body into the river.
Criminal Investigation Officer, Ignatius Ewoi ask that the to court grant them 14 days to complete investigations before charging them with murder.
The couple insisted the child drowned when she accompanied her mother to gather firewood.
Resident Magistrate, Sheila Nyaga ordered that they should be held at Muranga Police Station until Monday, June 17 when the case will be revisited.
According to the prosecutor, the deceased was admitted at the hospital some months back after her mother tried to poison her.
The body of the girl is at Muranga County Hospital awaiting a postmortem.