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Heartless officer who arrested woman moments after delivery transferred

A policeman who arrested a woman at a hospital in Nyeri Town shortly after she gave birth has been transferred to a local police post.

The officer, whose name was not disclosed, was transferred to Marua Police Post from Central Police Station.

“We have taken internal disciplinary measures against the officer. However, we highly blame the hospital management for letting our officer take away the patient and yet they knew her condition,” said Nyeri Town OCPD Masai Makau.

Mr Makau said that although the officer had erred, the Nyeri Referral Hospital management was to blame, more so the nurse who allowed the patient out.

At the same time, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) has taken over the matter.

According to Ms Monica Wamweru, four officers from Ipoa visited her at her home in Ngangarithi Estate on Saturday, after she was released from hospital where they questioned her and her husband, Mr Joseph Irungu.

She said: “Although they (Ipoa officers) did not tell us much, they said they got concerned after they read the story in the Nation and watched the news on NTV.”

The first-time parents are now fearing for their lives and want the police to provide them with protection.

However, County Police Commander Eunice Kihiko assured them of their security.

In another development, Mr Irungu has dropped his demand for a DNA test to confirm that the child is his. He had earlier claimed that his wife was arrested so that his child could be swapped.