A harrowing incident unfolded at Mombasa County’s Likoni Ferry on Sunday when an eight-month-old baby was thrown into the Indian Ocean by her mother. The child, miraculously rescued by swift-acting divers, is currently under observation at a local hospital.
According to police reports, the shocking incident occurred as the MV Kwale ferry approached the mainland from the island, preparing to load passengers. The woman, believed to be deaf, suddenly tossed her infant into the water.
Witness accounts describe the scene as chaotic and terrifying, with passengers rushing to the edge of the ferry to witness the unfolding tragedy. Without hesitation, a team of divers plunged into the ocean, braving the strong currents to search for the baby.
Fortunately, their efforts were rewarded when they located the infant, still alive but struggling to stay afloat. The divers carefully retrieved the child and brought him back to the ferry, where he was immediately rushed to the Red Cross Centre for first aid.
After receiving initial treatment, the baby was transferred to a local hospital, where he is currently being monitored for any potential injuries. The mother, meanwhile, was taken into police custody for questioning.
The incident has sparked outrage and disbelief among residents of Mombasa, with many questioning the motive behind the woman’s actions. Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and will determine the appropriate course of action.