House help suspected of killing employer and baby fit to stand trial

A house help suspected to have murdered her employer and son in Muhoroni, Kisumu County has been found mentally fit to face murder charges.

Jackline Auma, who appeared before High Court Judge Fred Ochieng’ however pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mrs. Elizabeth Achieng and her three month year old child, Lynne Benedict on June 6,2018.

The house help, who took plea after undergoing a mental assessment was found, fit to stand trial.

The suspect is said to have stabbed the 26-year-old woman and her baby before fleeing the country but was arrested in Uganda and repatriated to the country to face trial.

The Judge denied her bail for fear that she may flee the country again.

“The fact that the suspect fled to Uganda earlier compels me not to grant bond,” ruled,” the judge.

Achieng’s body had several knife wounds on the chest and burns on the left side of her body which her husband, Evans Otieno, said was inflicted by a hot iron box that was found beside the deceased body.

The case will be heard from November 6, 2018.


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