US couple’s lawyer allowed to visit boy taken from their custody

May 14, 2019 (2 weeks ago) 4:15 pm
Justice Ngenye Macharia on Tuesday directed the Child Welfare Society of Kenya and police to grant the lawyer access to the minor to confirm his safety and whether he is alive/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 – The advocate of an American couple that has accused the Kenyan police of abducting a three-year-old boy who was in their custody has been allowed to pay him a visit.

Justice Ngenye Macharia on Tuesday directed the Child Welfare Society of Kenya and police to grant the lawyer access to the minor to confirm his safety and whether he is alive.

The judge however cautioned the lawyer against disclosing the name and location of the house where the boy is being held.

The orders were granted after the couple said they would want to know the status of the child before their application in which they have accused the police of forcefully taking the boy is argued.

“Applicant’s counsel to be accompanied by police officers to the location tomorrow at 2pm for purposes of confirming that the child is alive,” Justice Ngenye directed.

Meanwhile the Attorney General has filed a response to the case and denied claims by Mathew Sean and Daisy Louise Mazzoncini that the boy is unwell.

“No medication is being administered to the child who has been under special treatment,” he states.

The aggrieved couple is seeking production of the child in court insisting they are the legal guardians following a court directive in April 2017.

Police are believed to have raided their Westlands home and took the child with them, accusing the foreigners of fraudulently obtaining the court order.

Further directions on the matter will be given on Thursday.

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