Body of Nakuru baby dumped near railway station


The body of the newborn baby that was found in Nakuru. Photo/SIMON NGURE
The body of the newborn baby that was found in Nakuru. Photo/SIMON NGURE

In Summary

  • Residents expressed concern over the safety of newborns.
  • They urged mothers to seek help from medical professionals or from those running children's homes instead of abandoning their babies.
  • The body has been taken to the county morgue.

The body of a newborn Nakuru baby dumped within a trash site has left residents in shock.

Street urchins discovered the body wrapped with a piece of cloth near Nakuru Railway Station.

The baby appeared to have been strangled before being thrown inside the dumpsite.

Those who operate businesses near the railway grounds suspect that the body was dumped at the site on Tuesday night.

Residents expressed concern over the safety of newborns.

They urged mothers to seek help from medical professionals or from those running children’s homes instead of abandoning their babies.

“It is inhumane for one to carry a baby for nine months only to dump it after birth when there are so many people unable to bear children,” one of them said.

Police have taken the body to Nakuru County public morgue.

Three years ago, a six-month-old Nakuru baby dumped in a similar incident was rescued by a hawker who took the infant to the police station.

Her requests to adopt the child were thwarted after authorities ordered that the infant be taken to a children’s home.

In Kirinyaga County five months ago, a newborn baby was found dumped inside a coffee plantation in Kiangoro.

Another newborn baby was found inside a pit latrine in Kangema, Murang’a County with the mother, a Form Two student, reported to have dumped the infant 23 hours prior to the rescue.

 

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