A woman identified as Mercy Atieno has been arrested after she was caught with a stolen baby at Pumwani Maternity Hospital.
She was carrying the baby inside a backpack.
Joseph Bitok, a guard who was manning the ground floor, said he heard the cry of a baby in a backpack carried by the suspect.
“Mercy claimed it was her phone’s ring tone upon inquiry. The security, upon searching, found the baby had been stuffed in the bag,” police source said.
Atieno took away the child belonging to 35-year-old Rebecca Kasaya Ayiro at about 5.30pm when the mother was processing her discharge.
The case was booked at Shauri Moyo police station under OB 66/31/8/2018.
“All mothers in the hospital have their neonates with them, the hospital has put in place measures to ensure all clients are safe and secured,” Elkana Jacob of Governor Mike Sonko’s press service said
“Governor Sonko has assured that stern measures will be taken against the suspects and urged nursing mothers to be vigilant especially at county hospitals,” he added.
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