Newborn dumped in Westlands rescued alive
A newborn baby was on Monday rescued alive near Kianda School in Westlands, Nairobi where it had been dumped by its mother soon after birth.
The infant that was discovered by a middle-aged woman, was found naked, wrapped in a plastic bag and hidden in grass along Waiyaki Way.
The woman told Citizen Digital that she heard a baby crying in the bushes and upon looking found the newborn in a white plastic bag.
“Today as I was headed to work I heard the cry of a baby and when I looked around I saw a white plastic bag in the grass where the cry was coming from, and in it was a baby,” said the woman.
The passersby informed the police before the baby was taken to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment. According to the doctors, the infant is well and in stable condition.
Meanwhile, police have launched investigations into the matter in a bid to identify the infant’s mother and bring her to justice, and have asked members of the public to provide any information that might lead to her arrest.
Elsewhere, another infant was rescued in Nyamira after it was thrown in a pit latrine by its mother.
The newborn, now named “Motukutwa” which means abandoned in Gusii, had been dumped by its mother who reportedly wanted a baby boy but was disappointed to deliver a baby girl.
Police have taken the mother into custody.
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