Baby Sagini: 3-year-old boy whose eyes were gouged out placed under protective custody
Three-year-old baby junior Sagini whose eyes were gouged out under unclear circumstances has been taken into protective custody by the government.
Sagini, who was receiving treatment at the Kisii Eye hospital, was discharged on Wednesday and whisked away alongside his seven-year-old sister.
According to police, the lives of the two could be in danger following the incident at their home in Ikuruma village, Kisii County, that left baby Sagini blind.
Maureen Nyaboke, 27, was also released from Marani Police Station and was reunited with her son with whom they were placed under protective custody.
Police argued that Nyaboke left the little Sagini and her daughter in the care of their father and paternal grandmother.
She went to work as a bar attendant in Nyamakoroto, Nyamira County, when the bizarre attack occurred on Wednesday.
Nyaboke was arrested when she visited the boy in hospital on Monday and has been in custody since.
Two suspects who were arraigned over the incident still remain under police watch and are expected to appear in court later this week to take plea.
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