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Monster Ugandan househelp arrested at border with stolen Nairobi toddler

A Ugandan househelp who went missing with a two year-old Nairobi toddler was on Monday arrested at the Busia border.

Jessica Nawire was arrested on the Ugandan side of the Busia border after a stranger tipped the Ugandan police.

She was then handed over to the Kenyan police and is currently being detained at the Busia police station.

Baby Kaity Amanda is with her paternal uncle Maurisce Ochieng at the police station awaiting the baby’s parents who are on their way to the border town.

LEFT: The Ugandan househelp Jessica Nawire. RIGHT Baby Kaity Amanda.
LEFT: The Ugandan househelp Jessica Nawire. RIGHT Baby Kaity Amanda.

According to Mr Ochieng, who was in Uganda following a lead, Nawire was accosted by the Ugandan police in the afternoon.

“I was in Nayemba following a lead when police contacted me at around 2pm,” Mr Ochieng told Nairobi News in a telephone interview.

The Ugandan househelp has reportedly told the police that she had taken off with Baby Amanda to punish her employer for not paying her three months’ salary.

The baby’s mother, Fiona Akinyi, had in a previous interview said the househelp had only worked for two weeks and did not have a mobile phone.

Baby Amanda was last seen in the company of the househelp by security guards at Villa Franca estate, in Imara Daima, on Wednesday, 10 am.

The househelp had been brought to Nairobi by Baby Amanda’s grandmother who lives in Sega, Siaya county,  after a referral from a friend’s househelp.

Nawire’s father in Uganda told the missing toddler’s grandmother that he had not seen her since she left for Nairobi on July 23.