11-month-old choked to death as maid watched TV
- A family in Nakuru is mourning the loss of their 11-month old son who choked to death while the house-help was busy watching TV
- The boy who was buried on Tuesday, December 18 was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital
- The family has appealed to the public to volunteer any information that may lead to the arrest and prosecution of their former house-help
A family in Nakuru is appealing for help from Kenyans that may lead to the arrest and prosecution of their former house-help.
In an interview with a local media house, Mr Steve Opar and his wife Wendy Audrey claim that their 11-month-old son choked to death as their house-help watched TV in their living room.
The bereaved father of one and a lawyer by profession claims that he was called from Nyahururu on the evening of Friday, December 14 with the news that his son was choking to death.
He asked his neighbor to rush his son to the nearest hospital – – the War Memorial Hospital – – in Nakuru and also called his wife to head to the facility.
Unfortunately, his son, who would have turned one this January, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. He was the couple’s only child.
The boy’s mother who was first to receive the devastating news says that she had been looking forward to celebrating her son’s first birthday.
Naomi Wambui, the couple’s neighbor who had first called the boy’s dad, claims that she had rushed into their house and found their house-help watching television in their living room.
When she asked where the baby was, the help gestured towards the bedroom where unbeknownst to her, the hapless boy lay on his back, fighting for his life.
The couple was in the process of getting a new house-help when the tragedy struck and are now appealing to the public to volunteer any help that may lead to the arrest and prosecution of their former house-help.
Officers from the Teacher’s Police Post in Nakuru where the matter was first reported have began investigations.
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