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Househelp testifies against alleged baby murderers

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By | January 27th 2011

By Evelyn Kwamboka

A househelp came face to face with people suspected to have killed her employer’s child.

Ms Teresia Mugiri, in whose presence the one-and-half year-old baby girl was killed, said two men pulled the baby and stabbed her on the neck several times.

The court was told a woman knocked the door and asked Mugiri if her employer was in the house, but left immediately the house-girl informed her she was at work.

A few minutes later, the baby asked for an avocado, and on her way to buy one, two men pushed Mugiri back into the house and informed her they were her employer’s relatives.

Mugiri told High Court judge, Justice Fred Ochieng that she tried picking her cell phone, but one of the men held her from the back and while struggling to free herself, the baby sensed danger and ran towards her.

"The bay held me tight and I blocked one of them from stabbing me. The knife cut my hand and he managed to stab me on the neck," she said.

The baby continued holding her skirt while crying and the men grabbed and stabbed her.

She said this in a case in which Elenah Nyambura the baby’s stepmother, Peris Njeri, Geoffrey Njuguna and Kenneth Muriithi are charged with the murder on August 2009.

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