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Police probe accidental killing of infant by drunken mother

January 14th, 2016 1 min read


A woman is suspected to have accidentally killed her three-week-old infant when she lay on her while in a drunken stupor in Litein, Bureti Sub County.

Bureti deputy OCPD Jackson Lolomodoni said Mercy Chepkirui, 21, returned home at 2 am from a drinking spree in Litein town to sleep in the same bed where the infant was sleeping. But on waking up in the morning, she discovered the child was dead.

“The body of the child had visible signs of bleeding from her nose and mouth, and the body had turned pale due to lack of air,” added Lolmodoni.

Neighbours told KNA that the mother of two, who was always drank had in the past, nearly killed her other child the same way but she was rescued in time.

The body of the child was moved to Kapkatet Hospital mortuary on Thursday morning. Lolmodoni said they have launched investigations with a view to arresting the suspect and charge her for killing her child.