A Moi girls high school student who was arrested on suspicions that she was the one responsible for the inferno that left nine students dead will be detained for seven days.
Children court magistrate at Nairobi Milimani law courts Teresia Nyangena granted the police the detention of the suspect in order to complete investigation.
The form one student was arrested on September 5th at their home in Thome Estate Kasarani sub county in Nairobi.
The police were seeking to detain her for 10 days on grounds that the investigations are incomplete adding that the suspect is being investigated for several serious offenses including murder, arson, and causing grievous harm.
The court also heard that the police searched the home of the suspect and recovered her mobile phone with a Sim card registered under her mother’s name and a laptop which are still being investigated on.
He added that the situation at hand has caused a lot of panics and public interest and therefore detaining her would be in her best interest to protect her.
However, her lawyer Stanley Kangahi objected the prayer by the prosecution to detain his client for 10 days.
kangahi told the court that the young girl has so far been cooperative with the police and will not interfere with investigations.
The lawyer contradicted the statement by the prosecution that the police conducted a search in his client’s home noting that the phone and laptop were submitted to the police by her mother upon request.
Kangahi was requesting that his client is released on bond pending investigations or the number of days sought by police be reduced.
The matter will be mentioned on 13th September.