CCTV camera captures woman stealing baby at Kenyatta Hospital
Police have released a screenshot of CCTV camera footage capturing the moment a woman walked away with a twin boy at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
The footage captures the woman leaving the hospital with the two-week-old twin boy whose sick mother was being admitted at a ward on Sunday night.
The baby’s family is urging anyone with information on the woman or the whereabouts of the twin boy to contact them through 0700378169/ 0716395978/0704248445 or report to the nearest police station.
Job Nyatiti Ouko, father of the twins, had explained to Nairobi News how they had trusted two women at the hospital’s waiting area to hold their babies as he wheeled his wife Jane Kerubo to the ward for admission.
“We had been waiting from 2am till 11:30am when finally there was hope of my wife receiving treatment and so obviously being fatigued and having been with the two women at the waiting area for all those hours we requested them to hold the babies for us as we wheeled their mother,” Mr Nyatiti said.
KNH communication manager Simon Ithai, in a statement, explained that while the couple was in the ward one of the women raised alarm that the other woman had disappeared with the baby.
“At this point our security team pursued and found that the lady in question had ridden away on a motor cycle. We then reported the issue to the police and the motor cycle rider and the other lady, Ms Kwamboka, were questioned by the police. We are reviewing the CCTV footage and have given the police the same access,” Ithai stated.
The twins were at the facility on January 28 and the mother and newborns were discharged, before she developed breathing complications two weeks later prompting their to the hospital on Sunday night.
Mr Nyatiti took his wife to the hospital for emergency treatment and hours later, one of the twin babies was stolen by a woman at the waiting area.
“The two women had come in with patients, how is it that there are no records at the information desk to show us who the second woman was?” Mr Nyatiti questioned.
For now the family is relying on well-wishers to help identify the suspect who was caught on CCTV carrying the missing twin.