Kenya: The Kiambu court has demanded that the former deputy head teacher of Gatanga CCM school be detained for seven more days to undergo a mental examination before being charged.
The teacher named Elizabeth Gatimu is facing charges of murdering a student named Ebby Noelle Samuels in 2019 in the dormitory of the school which later changed its name to Saint Anuarite Gatanga Girls High School.
The case has been going on since 2019 while the investigation is being carried out and Ebby’s family has been crying for justice for 4 years now.
Ebby, who was a first-year student at the school, died in mysterious circumstances in March 2019.
The school claimed that the student died after falling from the bed at night in the dormitory, an opinion that differed from his classmates who gave their testimony.
The student died in the dormitory, just two weeks after returning to school from a short vacation because witnesses said he was severely punished for decorating his hair, contrary to the school’s rules.
An autopsy would later show that Ebby bled to death after being struck in the forehead by an object, fracturing her skull and causing internal bleeding.
The situation led to the arrest of the former Deputy Principal of the school who allegedly killed Ebby.
The suspect will be detained at the Gigiri police station for seven days while waiting to be brought to court, after the completion of a mental examination to determine if he is fit to face the charges of murder.