A 36-year-old woman is presently being held at the Thika Police Station for allegedly stealing a five-day old baby.
Joyce Wamaitha is said to have stolen the baby from a woman who had just given birth through Cesarean Section at a Thika hospital.
According to Dorcas Kivuva, the woman’s mother, Ms. Wamaitha has been a friend of hers for close to two months, and was the only person who visited her in hospital after delivering.
Ms. Kivuva said the suspect even offered to take her home following her discharge from the facility, but, unbeknownst to her, \was only interested in stealing her baby
“Sikuwa na mtu wa kunishugulikia nikiwa hospitali, yeye tu ndio alikuwa anakuja kunijulia hali. Nikamwambia nimepewa ruhusa kutoka akaniambia atanikujia mpaka na Uber,” said Ms. Kivuva.
“Mimi nilikuwa na kidonda kwa sababu nilikuwa nimefanyiwa CS, singebeba mtoto sasa ni yeye alimbeba na nikamwamini…akapotea.”
The suspect was nabbed at Kambiti village in Murang’a County while still with the baby, and is currently being questioned as probe questioned.