Nancy Njeri, a  police officer who is in custody for chopping off a lawyer’s hand during a scuffle at Wote Town in Makueni County will undergo mental assessment.

This is after the Machakos law courts on Monday pushed her arraignment to Friday this week. Ms Njeri is currently under detention at the Makueni Police Station.

According to the chairman of the South-Eastern branch of the Law Society of Kenya, Mr Mutisya Mutia, LSK will pursue the case to completion to ensure justice is delivered.

“We have agreed that she will be arraigned on Friday to allow the completion of a mental assessment on the suspect. We shall pursue the case to ensure that justice is served," the LSK official told the media.

The police constable of Makueni Police Station attacked the lawyer, Mr Onesmus Masaku, using a panga when she visited his rented house.

Mr Masaku died on Sunday while undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. 

According to a police report, Ms Njeri claimed the lawyer invited her to his house to introduce his new girlfriend but made sexual advances instead. She said she turned him down but that he insisted.

She is scheduled to face murder charges.