Nairobi, Sept. 27 -- Former Mama Lucy Hospital social worker Mr Fred Leparan could serve more than 30 years in prison if found guilty of child trafficking.

Described by the prosecution as callous and lacking respect for children and fellow human beings, Mr Leparan was remanded in custody until October 4, 2023 when his fate will be determined.

Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu was urged by a prosecutor to hand down a deterrent sentence because of the accused's "lack of empathy".

"The convict has no regard for the rights of other people, that is why he sold three-week-old babies like commodities," the prosecutor said.

In urging the court to impose a severe sentence, the prosecutor said the convict had shown no remorse....