According to numerous reports from Kenya, the magistrate was unable to sentence the accused person, even after her own admission to the offence.
This was because the principal prosecution counsel Alex Gituma informed the court that the complainant in the case was in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) fighting for her life.
“I request the court to differ her sentencing, awaiting the medical report of the victim who is at the ICU Coast General Hospital. She is yet to wake up from coma following the assault and her condition is critical.”
Mutuku directed that the suspect be held at Shimo La Tewa G.k prison pending submission of the victim’s medical report. The matter will be mentioned on December 15.