Meru County, a 13-year-old student was charged with inflicting serious injury on a classmate with a knife.
Before Maua Chief Magistrate Tito Gesora, the Standard Seven student from a school in Igembe South refuted the accusation and was released on a Sh40,000 bond.
The teenager, who was being represented by a pro bono attorney, allegedly waylaid her Standard Eight counterpart near Ura River and stabbed her.
The 14-year-old victim of the incident on October 28 was left with severe head, nose, and mouth cuts, necessitating medical attention.
Following the 5 pm event, the KCPE candidate also experienced a bite to her hand and a lost tooth.
The suspect is said to have made fun of the other for relying on food handouts during a lunchtime argument between the two at the school, according to the police.
After school, she allegedly worsened the situation by ambushing the orphan with a knife as she was making her way home after fetching water from the river.
Since his client is a youngster, defense attorney Mr. Kaberia successfully applied for his client’s release on bond by arguing that she is not a flight risk.