Killer Naivasha Mother Sent To Mathari Mental Hospital
July. 10, 2020
Beatrice Mwende Kimotho, a woman who shockingly killed her four children in Naivasha over a week ago, has been committed to a mental institution.
In a court ruling communicated via video link to the suspect’s lawyer Thursday, Justice Richard Mwongo directed that Ms Mwende be transferred to Mathare Mental Hospital for treatment.
The suspect Beatrice Mwende Kimotho in custody
This comes days after a mental assessment report was presented to a Naivasha court from Gilgil Mental Hospital revealing that the 42-year-old had underlying issues and therefore unfit to stand trial.
The accused, represented by advocate Francis Mburu, did not take plea after the report said she was mentally unstable.
Mathari Mental Hospital
Beatrice is alleged to have poisoned the three girls and a boy aged between two years and eight years old before strangling them at their residential house in Kabati Estate, located less than two kilometres from Naivasha town.
The mother of six left behind a letter addressed to her eldest son only identified as Alex in which she laid bare her frustrations, including being unable to settle a Ksh1,400 electricity bill. Mwende also revealed that she has been unable to pay house rent since April.
The letter Mwende left behind.
The suspect was arrested at her hideout in Kayole Estate where she had rented a room in the same town also claimed that her boyfriend betrayed her.
The case will be mentioned on September 23 to determine progress made in the treatment.