Heartless woman arrested for dumping foetus in polythene bag
Police in Embu town are holding a house girl on suspicion that she gave birth, killed and dumped her baby near a church in Dallas area, Embu West Sub County.
The woman, who is in her early 20s, was arrested by residents after they conducted a door-to-door hunt of all women in the area who had been pregnant.
Area deputy police boss Ziro Arome said the toddler’s body was found wrapped in a polythene bag by a man who was scavenging at the dumping site looking for leftovers to feed his pigs.
He then raised an alarm and shocked residents gathered near the Revelation church, Jua Kali.
After a brief investigation, the residents zeroed in on three women who had been pregnant and went look for them.
Two of them were still expectant while the third one was not responding to calls, occasioning the mob to threaten to break into the house. A clergyman pleaded with them not to lynch her.
“It is the pastor who was passing by who talked to the mob until police officers arrived. The mob wanted to lynch her,” said Mr Arome.
Police later removed the dead baby to the Embu Level Five hospital mortuary while the woman was taken to the same hospital for a medical examination before being locked up at the Embu police station.
“It is wrong for one to carry the pregnancy for nine months and then dump the infant while she could have given the kid out for adoption,” regretted the officer.