Woman accused of burning police car surprises court by speaking in tongues

In the Bible, when Paul and Silas started praying and singing hymns to God while in prison, there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken.

All the prison doors flew open and everyone’s chain became loose.

Well, a woman suspected to be among seven suspects who burnt a police vehicle in Kirinyaga County on Wednesday surprised the court when she burst into singing and speaking in tongues.

Appearing before Gichugu Law Courts Chief Magistrate Ann Katheria, Lydiah Wangeci started singing and speaking in tongues.

Magistrate Katheria ordered the suspect to be taken for mental health assessment before she is brought back before the court.

The woman alongside six others are accused of torching a police vehicle that hit a boda boda rider at Rwambiti area on Sunday.

It is alleged that the boda boda carrying two passengers was trying to overtake when it crashed into the oncoming police vehicle.

The boda boda rider died on the spot while one of the passengers succumbed to injuries at Kerugoya Hospital.

The magistrate ordered the seven suspects to be remanded at Kianyaga Police Station pending arraignment on Friday.