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Suspect sings, speaks in tongues in Kirinyaga Court


There was a drama in Kirinyaga Court after a suspect linked to torching of police vehicle in Kirinyaga last week began singing and speaking in tongues.

The seven had been arraigned before Gichugu Law Courts Chief Magistrate Ann Katheria where they were accused of incitement to violence, arson and malicious damage to property.

Magistrate Katheria hence ordered the female suspect, Lydiah Wangeci, to be taken for a mental health test before she is brought back before the court.

Police Land Cruiser

The magistrate also ordered the seven to be remanded at Kianyaga Police Station pending arraignment on Friday as detectives search for more suspects.

They were arrested on Monday night when the officers raided their homes.

On Sunday night, two people riding on a motorcycle were crushed to death and six officers injured when their Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle collided with the motorbike along the Kianyaga-Rwambiti road.

Following the incident, angry residents rioted and burnt the car as they accused its driver of killing their colleagues through careless driving.