In Kawiti village in Kamuma Sub Location, a 32-year-old woman, Maurine Anyango is currently held at Oyugis police station on suspicions of killing her newborn child.
The shocking discovery of the one old day baby came to light when concerned neighbors, noting the absence of the child, reported their suspicions to the area assistant chief.
Maurine Anyango was arrested on Saturday night, and the details that emerged painted a disturbing picture.
According to Colins Joram, the assistant chief of Kamuma sub-location, Maurine, a mother of three, had given birth with the assistance of a community health promoter on Thursday before returning home.
Alarming concerns were raised when Maurine’s children reported witnessing their mother immersing the newborn in cold water on Friday.
Upon returning home from school later that day, they discovered the lifeless baby on the bed, wrapped in a white towel.
In a chilling turn of events, Maurine allegedly instructed her sixth-grade daughter to accompany her to a nearby farm later that night, where she buried the child in a box.
Prompted by the neighbors’ report, the police, with Maurine’s cooperation, located the site where the newborn had been buried. Officers from the Oyugis police station exhumed the tiny body, and Maurine Anyango was promptly taken into custody.