Baby Sagini accuses grandmother of gouging out his eyes

Baby Sagini's grandmother Rael Nyakerario. She is facing charges of causing grievous body harm. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

Prosecutor Hillary Kaino had made an application to the court to amend the charges from attempted murder.

Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno ruled that the charges be changed from those of attempted murder to causing grievous harm following an application by Prosecutor Hillary Kaino.

Also testifying through an intermediary, the victim's sister said on the material day, they went to the river to fetch water as usual. However, Baby Sagini did not show up back at home allegedly after he had lost his water jerrican.

Mourine Nyaboke in tears at Kisii Eye Hospital where her son, Baby Sagini, was recuperating. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

The next day, she said, someone told their grandmother that he had been dumped at the maize plantation.

She alleged that her grandmother chased her away later in the day.