Mishomoroni woman who sold baby found fit to stand trial

Mishomoroni woman accused of selling child found fit for trial./COURTESY

Mombasa, KENYA: Mishomoroni woman who allegedly sold her daughter for sh.80,000 then later reported her as missing is mentally fit for trial.

This is according to a psychiatrist report presented to court on Thursday following court orders to have her mentally assessed.

Joyce Wairimu is facing kidnapping charges after allegedly selling her daughter Consolata Wambui.

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The state has opposed the release of Joyce for fears that she might harm her other two children therefore being deemed unfit to mother her children.

It has also requested the court that the children’s officer be given time to conduct interviews with both parties before issuance of bond is considered.

The accused will be detained at Shimo la Tewa prison awaiting pre-bill report from the probation officer.