MENTAL EXAM ORDERED

I killed my baby for looking like Raila — Househelp

She also denies charges, wants court to rush case and help her get money

In Summary

• Reportedly hid body before neighbours noticed girl was missing. 

•Allegedly smoked bhang frequently during and after pregnancy. 

A file photo displaying pregnancy
A file photo displaying pregnancy
Image: FILE

A house help was charged on Tuesday with killing her eight-month-old daughter and said she killed the child for resembling Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

However, in a contradictory statement, she also denied she killed the girl because she refused to drink the milk she had bought.

She did not formally enter a plea because she was directed to first undergo a psychiatric examination at Mathare Mental Hospital

Sevelina Mwihaki Kamau is accused of killing the baby while at her employer's place in Riverside within Nairobi county on February 19. 

Kibera senior resident magistrate Renee Kamau denied bond and ordered the mental assessment before she can enter a plea .

The prosecution said Kamau was a frequent bhang smoker who smoked during pregnancy and after giving birth. 

The prosecution also alleged that after killing her daughter, she hid her for some time before the neighbours noticed the girl was missing and reported to Kilimani police station. 

Kamau said she was financially unstable and wanted the court to help her get some cash. She said their home was in Nyeri and she asked why her case was taking so long. 

The case will be mentioned on May 13.

(Edited by R.Wamochie)