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Baby theft suspect in court after heart rending confession

The woman suspected of stealing a baby from Kenyatta National Hospital was on Wednesday arraigned in court.

Edinah Kwamboka appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot at Milimani law courts.

Edinah was arrested on Tuesday in Kawangware on suspicion of stealing a two-week-old baby from Kenyatta National Hospital on Sunday.

She confessed in an exclusive interview with Daily Nation on Tuesday that she already had a customer, whom she only named as Jennifer.

Magistrate Cheruyuiot ordered for the suspect to be remanded at the Kilimani police station for five more days.

This was after prosecution had requested to be allowed to detained her for further investigation.

The court was told that investigations are still ongoing and that she is part of a wide child stealing syndicate.

Investigators need to travel to Kisii and Bungoma counties for further probe and that potential witnesses are still being looked for.