The deputy head teacher of Mukandamia primary school in Solio settlement scheme in Laikipia County who allegedly punished his people who later died was today arraigned at a Nanyuki court.
Venanzio Njuguna was arraigned before senior resident magistrate Evans Ngige where the prosecution sought to have 14 days to detain him so that investigations can be concluded.
In a sworn affidavit, the prosecution sought the period arguing that the applicant is undertaking investigation relating to alleged offence of murder.
The affidavit read that the respondent, a deputy head teacher was arrested on Tuesday at Chaka sub-county education office on allegation of having punished Joy Waguthi, his pupil at Makandamia primary school occasioning her bodily harm on January 26.
The court heard that Waguthi aged 10 years developed more complications and was rushed to Mary Immaculate mission where she succumbed to death on arrival.
The court allowed the respondent be detained at Nanyuki police station and also be escorted to Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital for examination by psychiatrist.
The detention will also enable a postmortem on the body of the deceased to be conducted, the court heard. It further heard that it is in the interest of justice that the respondent be so held.