Kenya: Kirinyaga Police Rescue Newborn Baby Dumped in Latrine

14 September 2019

Police Friday rescued a baby boy who had been dumped in a pit latrine in Kimunye village in Kirinyaga County.

The baby was thrown into the pit soon after birth, police said.

Detectives are searching for the baby's mother.

Kirinyaga East police boss Antony Wanjuu said his officers rushed to the village immediately after receiving information that the baby was inside the pit and retrieved him.

The infant was taken to Kerugoya Referral Hospital. Mr Wanjuu said the mother planned to kill the child and would face a murder charge once arrested.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Nation

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.