BUSTED! Kenyan Woman Arrested For Drowning And Burying One-Day-Old Infant Display a web interstitial ad

BUSTED! Kenyan Woman Arrested For Drowning and Burying One-Day-Old Infant

By Riddy10 3 Min Read

In a shocking incident in Rachuonyo South, Homa Bay County, Kenya, a 32-year-old woman has been arrested on Saturday night, January 13, 2024, for allegedly killing her one-day-old infant.

The gruesome act involved drowning the newborn in a pool of water before burying it in a nearby farm.

The arrest followed suspicions from concerned neighbors who noticed the absence of the woman and her child for an extended period during the day.

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Alarmed by this, they reported the matter to a village elder, prompting Kamuma Sub-location Assistant Chief Collins Joram to initiate an investigation.

It was revealed that the woman had given birth on Thursday, January 11, and tragically, the baby died on Saturday, January 13. The suspect decided to conceal the body by placing it in a box and burying it in a shallow grave covered with earth.

According to Mr. Joram, the suspect had a successful delivery at a house belonging to a community health promoter.

“She had a successful delivery within the village and was assisted by a community health promoter. It was a girl,” stated the administrator.

Kenyan Woman Arrested For Drowning and Burying One-Day-Old Infant

The deceased infant was the woman’s fourth child. The other three children reported seeing their mother placing the newborn in a basin of cold water on Friday, allegedly with the intent to drown her.

Unaware of the tragic events, the children thought their sibling was asleep when they returned home from school later that day.

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The suspect then allegedly enlisted the help of her sixth-grade daughter to accompany her to a nearby abandoned farm. There, they reportedly buried the baby in a box after walking at least one kilometer.

Neighbours grew suspicious on Saturday when they didn’t see the woman breastfeeding the baby, leading to inquiries. The matter was reported to the local administration, prompting Mr. Joram to question the children, who disclosed the tragic incident.

Upon police intervention, the woman led officers to the makeshift grave, where the body was exhumed. She was subsequently arrested and detained at the Oyugis police station pending arraignment.

Further investigations revealed that the suspect had divorced her husband about three years ago, and when questioned, the man claimed to not know of the child’s existence.

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