Girl arrested for infanticide in Yatta

Written By: Muraya Kamunde

Police on Saturday have arrested a 17-year-old form three student in a suspected connection with an infanticide case in Yatta, Kitui County.

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According to the school’s Principal, the student had earlier complained of stomach pains before she was rushed to a local hospital for medical attention.

Upon examination, the student is said to have procured an abortion and later discharged.

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“At the health centre, she was examined and said to have conducted an abortion, but was treated and later discharged,” read the police report.

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Police initiated a rigorous search around the school compound and later recovered an 8-month old male foetus wrapped with sheet tossed in a pit latrine.

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“On fishing it out, a male foetus approximated at 8-months old was found wrapped with the sheet, having a piece of a mosquito net tied around its neck,” added the police report.

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The suspect has been apprehended, with the recovered body taken to a mortuary for autopsy.

Infanticide is the intentional killing of infants. The practice is now universally illegal and was mainly used to dispose off unwanted children.


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