Baby Sagini’s case will start its hearing on 2/3/2023 at Kisii Law Courts under strict privacy measures following a tweet from former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko that he made concerning the matter last year.
Baby Sagini, who was kidnapped, tortured, and his eyes gouged out last month, was found by her younger sister in a grass plantation near their home.
The three suspects, Rael Nyakerario, Alex Maina Ochogo, and Pacificah Nyakerario, will be charged with unlawfully attempted murder contrary to section 220(a) of the penal code. The accused alleged they tortured and gouged Baby Sagini’s eyes on 13/12/2022 at Ikuruma Village, Marani sub-county Kisii County.
During the mention of the case, George Morara, representing Kisii county as an interested party in the case, presented the application of privacy of the minors before the Court.
He claimed that section 16 of the children’s Act states that a child should not be subjected to any arbitrary
or unlawful interference with their privacy, family, home, or correspondence, nor criminal attacks on their honor and reputation.
Morara requested the court to give the minors extra time to complete the psychiatric procedure since they were the key witnesses in the case.
“Baby Sagini and his sister underwent psychological torture, and they are under depression; I plead to the court to grant them more time to heal,” he said.
Morara said that on 21/12/2022, Esnahs Nyaramba, an activist infringed the privacy of the two minors by leaking information that was posted on social media, and this is against the children’s Act.
The prosecutor Hillary Kaino supported the application and asked the court to supply documents to the accused as they waited for a pretrial.
The court has determined that the minors’ application and privacy will not be violated, according to Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno.