A one-day-old toddler was rescued from a pit latrine at St. Luke’s Lumakanda Boys
High School after staying there for more than 10 hours, after its mother allegedly delivered and secretly dumped it in one of the school latrines.
Confirming the incident Munyuki sub-location assistant chief Celestine Asige Shatuma, said the woman who worked as a house help for one of the female teachers at the school secretly delivered, wrapped the infant in a sack and threw it in one of the latrines in the teachers’ quarters.
After receiving information from a reliable source about a baby voice that was coming from the latrine, she went to the school where the administration denied knowledge of the incident.
The local administration then insisted on going to the toilet where when she lit inside using a torch she saw a well-wrapped sack and with help of village elders they managed to remove it and they were shocked to find a bouncing baby boy inside.
The infant was cleaned and taken to Lumakanda County hospital for medical attention as police officers from Lumakanda station launched investigations into the incident with an aim of arresting the mother, who was not within the school compound by the time the baby was rescued.
According to the assistant chief, the infant had spent about 10 hours in the toilet before she received information and went to rescue him.