Relief as twin boy stolen from Kenyatta Hospital found in Kawangware
The missing twin baby has been found in Kawangware.
The baby’s father Job Nyatiti Ouko confirmed that the boy was found in the house of the woman suspected to have stolen him at Kenyatta National Hospital.
During a telephone conversation with Nairobi News, Mr Nyatiti, well-wishers and the police were chasing after the woman.
“Someone called me and said that a woman matching the CCTV photo had been seen with a newborn in Kawangare and was not breastfeeding the baby,” Nyatiti told Nairobi News.
The father said he was yet to know the name of the woman but recognized her on seeing her before she fled.
“We found the baby just as she was about to leave the estate but now police are after her, she is yet to be arrested,” Nyatiti added.
The two-week-old twin boy was stolen on Sunday at Kenyatta National Hospital’s waiting area.
The mother of the twins, Jane Kerubo had been taken to the facility on Sunday 2am with breathing difficulties.
It took nine hours for the mother to start receiving treatment and as she was being wheeled to the ward by her husband Nyatiti and sister Naomi Leo, the family trusted two women to hold the babies.
One of the ladies, Lucy Kwamboka, who is in police custody, alerted the family that the other woman had disappeared with the other twin.
The hospital’s security staff were notified and pursued the woman only to find that she had escaped on a motorbike.
A photo captured from the CCTV footage was released and the public urged to alert the family of police if she was spotted.
The well-wisher who called Nyatiti said they noted a woman who looked like the suspect and since she wasn’t breastfeeding they alerted police.