The woman suspected of stealing a baby from Kenyatta National Hospital on Sunday planned to sell the infant for Sh7,000.
In an exclusive interview with the Nation Tuesday, 29-year-old Edinah Kemunto, who had initially given her name as Faith Kwamboka, said she already had a customer, whom she only named as Jennifer.
She said she was handed the baby by a cousin of the infant's father at the hospital but was later "tricked" by Jennifer to escape with the baby to the Kawangware neighbourhood of Nairobi.
Jennifer, she added, is her friend.
Her confession opened the lid on a secretive, well-oiled baby-trading underworld coordinated from the corridors of Kenya's maternity wards. Many parents have lost their new-borns this way and, often, the suspects are never apprehended.