A lawyer representing Baby Junior Sagini whose eyes were gouged out in Kisii refuted claims by former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko that he was frustrated in helping him get eye transplants in China.
While reiterating that the three-year-old has since been placed under state protection, the lawyer, George Morara, explained that anybody wishing to help the 3-year-old must follow the legal procedures protecting state witnesses.
Speaking to Nation, Morara indicated that due processes must be followed by anyone wishing to access Baby Sagini as the minor's safety comes first.
“At the moment, the government is the custodian of the baby because of the serious security breach he has suffered," the lawyer revealed to the press.
Morara was responding to claims by former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko who had on Tuesday, December 27, claimed that his attempts to assist Baby Sagini had been frustrated.
Furthermore, Sonko claimed that politicians in the region had blocked and frustrated his efforts of facilitating Sagini’s specialized treatment in an advanced medical facility in Shezen, China.
In response, Morara indicated that, contrary to his claims, Sonko did not make attempts to fly Baby Sagini to China for specialized eye treatment.
“Sonko needs to understand that there are laws and procedures to be followed before Baby Sagini is handed over to anyone wishing to help him," Morara asserted.
Morara further revealed that police officers manning the facility where the child is were recently attacked by unknown people who he claimed tried to forcefully access and take away baby Sagini.
"Sonko needs to understand that there are laws and procedures to be followed before Baby Sagini is handed over to anyone wishing to help him.
“Many have talked about rituals while others have talked about traditional cults. But the fact is that Baby Sagini as a child should be protected under the law,” the further added.
The lawyer is representing the Child Welfare Society of Kenya that took over the protection of the child following a court order after the suspects in his case were charged with attempted murder.
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