The case of baby Kiano has been pushed to 14th May after the matter failed to proceed due to unavailability of the judge handling it.
The three year old baby who was officially adopted in 2017 by an American couple, Mathew Sean Mazzoncini and Daisy Louise Mazzoncini has been trending on social media after he was allegedly abducted by DCI officers.
According to the couple, 13 people with visors and head gears stormed into their residence in Westlands, intimidated them and ordered them to sit down or else they would force them to.
They say that one of the men had a video camera which was recording the whole escapade without their consent. The men apparently identified themselves as police officers.
The abductors asked them about their relationship with the child and they told them that they were the legal guardians. However the the men accused them of fraudulently obtaining the order and said it was not legal.
They took the child while sleeping and hurriedly went into their waiting car and took off.
According to the Mazzoncinis, their advocate advised them to report to the nearest police station (Spring Valley Police Station) but on arrival, they were told that a report had already been made and that they could not make another one. The officers told them to go to the CID department at Muthaiga.
According to court papers, the couple was advised not to go to the CID with ought their lawyer and therefore sought assistance from the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights and through advocate Veronica, we were able to gather from Spring Valley Police Station that the DCI officers acted on allegations of child trafficking launched by the Child Welfare Society of Kenya (CWSK) and a Mr. Baraza had authorized the ‘rescue’.
The couple has not been allowed access to the minor and is concerned about his welfare since he has medical conditions that keeps him on constant medication.
The minor is on anti-seizure medication which he takes three times a day and wen the couple tried to give the Spring Valley officers his medication to take to him, they refused claiming they did not know where he was.
The couple met the minor through a family friend, Gathoni Hamilton Foster during Daisy’s visit to Kenya with her mother.
He was sickly had they applicants have been catering for his medical bills in different hospitals.
Before the adoption, the baby was found discarded in a trash bag and left to die.
Activist Boniface Mwangi who has actively been campaign for the release of the minor says CWSK CEO Irene Mureithi of running the cartel that targets people like the Mazzoncinis.