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Baby stolen from Kirinyaga church found in Tharaka Nithi

By ALEX NJERU February 27th, 2018 2 min read

A four-month-old baby that was stolen from a church in Kirinyaga has been found by police in Tharaka Nithi County.

The officers working together with their colleagues from Kirinyaga also arrested two suspects, a woman and her daughter, who are being grilled at Chuka police station.

The child has since been handed over to her mother, Ms Fidellis Mugo.

The baby’s mother and the suspected baby thieves are familiar to each other.

Addressing journalists at the station, Ms Mugo said she had attended a Sunday service at Jesus Winners Ministry where she handed her baby to the woman as she went for a short call.

But on coming back, she could not trace the two.

“I was surprised when I came back to the church and found both the woman and my baby were missing,” said Ms Mugo.


She added that, after looking for the two in the entire church and announced to the rest of the faithful’s without success, she rushed to the suspect’s house within the town and was shocked to find that she had left with her belongings.

This is when Ms Mugo rushed to the police station and reported the matter.

Chuka Igambang’ombe police boss Barasa Sayia said upon receiving an alert from their colleagues in Kirinyaga, they immediately launched a manhunt for the suspect whom they later located at the village.

“We tracked the suspect up to her village home and found her mother with the baby,” said Mr Sayia.

He said at first, that the old woman claimed that she had been with the baby for the last one month.

Mr Sayia said the two will be arraigned in court upon completion of investigations.

The incident comes few days after a twin boy was stolen from Kenyatta National Hospital on and later recovered in Kagwangware estate.