Nakuru Resident Magistrate Eunice Kelly on November 22, 2016.
, NAKURU, Kenya, Nov 22 – Nakuru Resident Magistrate Eunice Keli is nursing hand injury after been stabbed by an accused person in Nkuru law courts on Tuesday.The suspect identified as Micheal Kahoro also stabbed a complainant , shortly after being handed a three-year sentence by Resident Magistrate .
The suspect, who pulled out a screw driver after the judgment was delivered stabbed Keli on the hand before heading for the complainant who he stabbed six times.
The complainant, Edith Adhiambo was treated at the Mediheal Hospital and is said to be in stable condition, while the magistrate who was taken to Aga Khan Hospital in Nakuru, was referred to undergo a scan.
The incident brings to fore concerns of the state of Nakuru Law Courts which are small in size and without proper partitioning.
They are often congested making suspects to stand very close to judicial officers presiding over cases.