22 year old woman who strangled her 1 year old baby arrested.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations, DCI, detectives have arrested Mercy Chepngeno aged 22 years, the mother of the child who was found wrapped in a polythene paper on 31.10.2018. Mercy, a resident of Narok County, was arrested yesterday in Kuresoi. She confessed to strangling the child and dumping the body at the Meteorological Staff Quarters’ dumpsite where she worked as a house help for a few days.

On 31.10.2018, the DCI Detectives appealed for information on the identity (or any other information) of a male child aged 1 year, who was found wrapped in a paper bag and dumped at a dumpsite within the Kenya Meteorological Department Staff Quarters.

The suspect will be arraigned in court after necessary police action and be charged with the offence of infanticide contrary to section 210 of the Penal code.


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