Baby rescued alive from pit latrine

Baby rescued alive from pit latrine

A one-day-old baby girl was on Monday retrieved alive from a pit latrine at Masare village in Bomet County where she had been dumped with the umbilical cord still attached to her.

Residents rescued the baby who was later rushed to Longisa Referral Hospital where she is responding positively to medication.

Confirming the baby’s well-being, Longisa Medical Superintendent Dr Robert Kibet told Citizen Digital that the baby weighs 3.5kgs and is currently receiving medical attention at the facility.

William Ng’erechi,  a village elder, said he heard the wild cry of a baby coming from his pit latrine on Monday morning, prompting him to raise alarm.

Ng’erech mobilised the villagers who helped retrieve the child and by the time the police arrived at the scene, he and other villagers had already pulled out the baby and rushed her to hospital.

Police with the help of the villagers nabbed a 19-year-old girl who is suspected to have committed the heinous act and she is currently being held at Bomet Police Station.

By Elizabeth Asasha

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