A woman kills her baby and throws the body in a stream in Likuyani

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Residents said they saw the lady throw the baby's body in a stream

Police in Likuyani are holding in custody a middle aged woman for allegedly killing her four months old baby and throwing his body in Furfural stream at Mukunga village, Kongoni location.

Confirming the incident, Kongoni sub location assistant Chief Martin Kwenyi, said the woman who is a resident of Mbururu village in the neighbouring Nzoia location was seen on a motorbike together carrying the baby, heading towards Chemororochi on Saturday morning before she killed the boy and threw his body in the stream. She fled immediately after that.

Suspicious residents who saw her throwing an object in the stream from a distance rushed to scene and were shocked to discover it was a baby’s body but the woman had already disappeared from their sight.

They informed the local administration and security officers who visited the scene and also managed to trace and arrest the mother.

According to the boda boda operator who carried the woman, the baby was still alive and the mother was taking him to his father who resides in Chemororochi.

It is alleged the woman decided to strangle the toddler and threw him the stream after his father refused to take up responsibility of helping her bring up the child.

The body was removed and taken to Ketale hospital mortuary as the mother was locked up at the Matunda police station as investigation  into the incident was launched before arraigning her in court.