Woman who killed 5-year-old son while performing exorcism detained for 7 days


Woman who killed 5-year-old son while performing exorcism detained for 7 days
36-year-old Miriam Wambui,who allegedly killed her child while performing an exorcism is taken to court on January 25, 2020. PHOTO / JOHNSON MURIITHI / CITIZEN DIGITAL

A woman who allegedly killed her five-year-old son while reportedly attempting to drive out evil spirits from him was on Monday presented before a Baricho court.

Senior Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti directed that the suspect, 36-year-old Miriam Wambui, be locked up at the Sagana Police Station for 7 days to enable police complete investigations.

The case was set for mention on February 2, 2020.

Musa Gichero, acting bishop of the Aroti Apostolic Missionaries Foundation where the suspect fellowships, distanced himself and the church from claims that it is the Bible he gave her that pushed her to committing the act.

The suspect’s husband Joseph Wanjohi previously told the press that she claimed she was speaking to her gods who had instructed her to strangle the child.

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