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Tuesday, 20th August, 2019
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Househelp kills her baby for resembling kenyan opposition leader
Apr 23, 2019
By: Amarachukwu Akaigwe
File image of pregnant girl

A house help on Tuesday appeared in a court  for killing her eight-month-old daughter and said she killed the child for resembling Kenyan Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

However, in a contradictory statement, she also denied she killed the girl because she refused to drink the milk she had bought.

Before entering the plea, she was directed to first undergo a psychiatric examination at Mathare Mental Hospital

Sevelina Mwihaki Kamau is accused of killing the baby while at her employer's place in Riverside within Nairobi county on February 19.

Kibera senior resident magistrate Renee Kamau denied bond and ordered the mental assessment before she can enter a plea.

The prosecution said Kamau was a frequent bhang smoker who smoked during pregnancy and after giving birth.

The prosecution also alleged that after killing her daughter, she hid her for some time before the neighbours noticed the girl was missing and reported to Kilimani police station.

The case will be mentioned on May 13.

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