An 11-year-old boy was on Monday arraigned before a Nakuru Law Court for allegedly killing his brother.
The court heard that the boy on December 31, 2019 while at their home in the outskirts of Nakuru town allegedly stabbed his 15-year-old brother.
The two are said to have started quarreling after the small brother disconnected a charger that the elder brother was using to charge his phone.
The two boys who were left in the care of their uncle by their parents who had travelled upcountry for Christmas were arguing before the Standard Five pupil stabbed his elder brother to death.
During the case hearing, the prosecution asked the court to grant them more time to consult on whether the minor will be charged after the police directed he be charged with manslaughter.
The lawyer representing the minor asked the court to dismiss the charges arguing that according to the law, a person below 12 years has no capacity to commit a crime.
Principal Magistrate Bernard Mararo ordered that the minor will be remanded at Nakuru Children’s home for three days before the court makes its ruling on whether the minor will be charged or not.
“In view of the submissions, the prosecution is granted time to respond to the counsel of the subject. The minor should be remanded at the Nakuru Children’s Home pending a social inquiry report,” ruled Mararo
Mararo will make the decision on January 16, 2020.