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Woman arrested for aborting nine-month pregnancy

Police in Embu are holding a woman who is suspected to have aborted and dumped a foetus in a thicket in Dallas Estate, Embu County.

The woman, who is around 30 years old, is said to have terminated the pregnancy which was almost at nine months on Thursday night and wrapped the foetus in a sheet and tucked it near the footpath.

Her action was only noted after her 10-year old child told residents that the sheet belonged to her mother.

She also identified a blood-soaked mattress that had been dumped nearby as belonging to them.


The child narrated how she had in the morning asked her mother what happened to the pregnancy.

“She told her that she had experienced a miscarriage. The child was also made to clean blood that was left in the toilet,” said a resident.

Angry residents frogmarched the woman, who also has a two-year old child, before Police officers from the nearby Itabua Police Station intervened.

The foetus was moved to Embu Level Five hospital mortuary.