The Star (Nairobi)

23 January 2013

Kenya: Thika Mum Denies Deserting Newborn

A 40-year-old woman was yesterday charged in a Thika court with child neglect. Lucy Gathoni denied abandoning her two-day-old child at the Thika main stage last saturday.

Gathoni was arrested by members of the public after she abandoned the child in a handbag. She was remanded at the Thika Women's Prison until January 31 when the case will be heard. The child was taken to Karibu Children's Home in the town.

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