Kenya: Quack Doctor Arrested as Woman Procuring Abortion Dies in Vihiga

Police in Vihiga County are holding a quack doctor after a woman she was helping procure an abortion died in the process, County Police Commander Leonard Leonard Omolo said on Thursday.

Linda Indava, 29, had been taken to the quack's home in Cheptulu by her husband after he suspected that she was unfaithful.

Police also arrested the man whom Mr Omolo said will be charged with murder on Friday.

The man had reportedly indicated that he was not responsible for his wife's pregnancy.


The two are being held at Serem Police Station and will be charged with murder. The quack sells water during the day and turns into a "doctor" at night.

"The man was in doubt about who was responsible for the pregnancy of his wife. He therefore decided that the pregnancy should be terminated," said Mr Omolo.

During the botched patio, Ms Indava became unconscious and died, prompting the police to be called in.

Mr Omolo said officers visited the scene of crime and apprehended the two suspects.

"Investigations have been launched and the two will be charged tomorrow (Friday) with murder," he said.

The dead woman's body was taken Kaimosi mortuary pending post-mortem.

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