Detectives in Bomet have been granted orders to continue holding a woman suspected to have plunged her two kids in a 40-meter borehole at her Chepkogen home in Bomet East on Monday morning.
The officers pursuing the case had presented the suspect in court and sought to have until next week to allow them conclude their investigations.
The 22-year old mother of two is said to have flung the two sons of ages four and six into a water well under unclear circumstances before going into hiding.
Locals, who heard the distress call from the children, rushed to the scene where they rescued and took them to Longisa county hospital.
The four year-old, however, succumbed with his elder brother still undergoing treatment at the facility.
Detectives handling the matter said they intend to prefer a charge of murder against her among other charges.
The incident which left the wholevillage in shock happened even as the motive behind the woman’s intent to try and kill her children is still unknown.
Angry residents who had earlier attempted to lynch the woman were thwarted by security officers who responded to the alert.
The woman had gone into hiding after committing the act only to resurface after the residents started mounting a search for her.