A woman suspected of kidnapping an eight-year-old boy from his parents’ home in Kisumu five days ago will be detained for several days to allow police complete investigation.
Ms Evalyne Akinyi Ayugi appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Hezron Nyaberi at the Winam Law Courts on Thursday.
But she failed to take plea after the officer investigating the case asked for more time to conclude investigations.
The investigating officer had asked for 14 days to record statements but the magistrate directed he should do so within seven says.
“The case will be brought before the court on October 3 and the investigating officer should prepare the reports,” said the magistrate.
The suspect is expected to take plea on Thursday next week.
MISSING BOY FOUND
Ms Ayugi was arrested on Wednesday night in Nyandiwa, Suba South constituency after she was found hosting Akil Malik who went missing last Sunday while playing with friends in an open ground next to his parents’ home at Kenya Re-Estate.
Reports had indicated a man and woman had approached him as he played with his friends and lured him to enter a red car which sped away.
The boy was found on Wednesday night in Suba, Homa Bay County after residents got suspicious of his presence at the home of the woman.
Ms Ayugi was arrested and taken to Magunga Police Station after parents of the boy identified him as their lost son.
She was later transferred to Kondele Police Station in Kisumu.