- The Form 2 student is accused of committing the alleged offence on June 11, 2020 at Kaptel village in Nandi county.
- State counsel Asiyo Juliet said the mental status of the student is not stable and requires further observation and treatment.
A Form 2 student who killed her two-year-old baby girl is unfit to stand trial.
The student appeared before justice Reuben Nyakundi at the Eldoret High Court on Tuesday.
The student, who was in full school uniform is said to have strangled her baby to death, an action that led to her arrest by police attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations department.
She is accused of committing the alleged offence on June 11, 2020 at Kaptel village in Nandi county.
State counsel Asiyo Juliet said the mental status of the student is not stable and requires further observation and treatment.
"The student is not fit to stand trial for murder. This is going by the findings of the mental assessment report from a psychiatric doctor, which is in our possession," Juliet said.
Justice Nyakundi however said he could not release the student on bond until her guardians or parents avail themselves in court.
This, he said, is with a view of finding out from them whether it would be safe for her to continue with medication while at home.
"I was ready and willing to release this learner on bond so that she can go home. However, since none of her parents or guardian has come to court, I order that she be taken back to Eldoret GK prison," Nyakundi said.
He made the ruling after the student informed the court that she could not see her father or mother in court.
She also said she was not in a position to know whether her parents were aware the matter was coming up for mention today.
"I have looked around the courtroom and I cannot see my parents. I do not know why they failed to turn up," the student said.
The judge directed that the case be mentioned on November 23 to find out if the student will be in a position to take a plea.