5 March 2018

Kenya: Shock As Abandoned Month-Old Baby in Polythene Bag Is Rescued in City Alley

A month-old baby was Sunday night rescued by Nairobi County inspectorate officers after he was found dumped in a Nairobi street.

Director of operations at the inspectorate department Mr Peter Mbaya said that the baby was found dumped in a polythene bag near Tuskys Supermarket along Ronald Ngala street at night.

"Our officers who were conducting raids to flush out hawkers and boda boda operators from the city centre on Sunday night found the baby after being tipped off by members of the public who saw the baby being dumped, " Mr Mbaya said Monday.

FLED FROM SCENE

He said that the mother of the baby dumped the infant at around 8pm before she fled from the scene.

It is then that the members of the public alerted the inspectorate officers who were conducting raids along the street of the presence of the baby thirty minutes later.

Mr Mbaya added that the inspectorate officers, together with the police officers who have been working together with the team, took the baby to Central Police Station before it was later taken to St Thomas Barnados Children's Home along Langata road.

"The baby will be at the children's home as the police try to trace the whereabouts of the mother, " he said.

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