Court orders mental test for Nakuru woman who pleaded guilty to human trafficking

A 35 years old woman who pleaded guilty to human trafficking charges will be taken for treatment before she could be sentenced following a court order.

Ann Wangui Maina, who appeared before Principal Magistrate Joe Omido was accused of trafficking her own two weeks old child.

“The accused be taken for treatment before the court delivers its verdict”, ruled PM Omido.

According to the charge sheet, Wangui received Sh1, 200 from Dorcas Nanjala for the purpose of selling the child hence depriving her parental responsibility as a mother.

She is accused of committing the offense on September 11 at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital within Nakuru County.

According to the prosecution, Wangui attempted to sell her baby few hours to her discharge to Nanjala whom she had also been admitted with at the hospital but her baby died few days after delivery.

The accused had instructed Nanjala to arrive at the hospital gate on Monday at exactly 11.00am where she was to take the child home immediately after her discharge from the facility.Wangui had also directed Ms Nanjala to come at the facility with baby clothes for the little girl.

However, Nanjala first reported the matter to Nakuru Central Police station and she was escorted to the hospital by two police officers in civilian clothes with the items that Wangui had asked for.

The court directed she be remanded at the Nakuru GK prison.

The case was slated for mention on September 18.

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