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Woman admits abortion charges

A 23-year-old woman accused of disposing of her new born baby which was found wrapped in a polythene paper bag at a lodging has admitted to the charges of concealing birth at a Kericho court.

Evalyne Cherotich was arraigned before Kericho resident magistrate Ezra Ayuka and charged that on March18, 2015 at about 3.50 p.m. she endeavoured by secret disposition of a dead body, a foetus who had been delivered to conceal birth at Kapsoit Trading centre within Kericho County.

The prosecution told the court that on the material day at about 3 p.m. Administration Police officers from Kapsoit police camp received information from members of the public that a woman was inside a lodging room and was procuring an abortion.

DEAD FOETUS

Police officers went and found the accused inside a room of a lodging christened ‘Simbi Bar’ with blood spread all over the area.

Inside the room was a polythene paper bag and on close examination the AP officers found a dead foetus estimated to be seven months.

The accused was taken to Kapsoit dispensary where she was treated and later discharged before being escorted to Kapsoit police station where she was charged with the offence.

The foetus was moved to Kericho District Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

However, the prosecution requested for more time to table a post-mortem report before the court, which was granted.

The accused was released on a bond of Sh50,000 with a similar surety. The case will be mention on March 27.