A 32-year-old woman, Maurine Anyango, is currently detained at the Oyugis police station in Rachuonyo South sub-county under suspicion of killing her newborn child and burying the infant in a farm in Kawiti village, Kamuma Sub-Location.
The woman was arrested on Saturday night following the concerns of neighbors who noticed the absence of the one-day-old baby. Alarmed, they reported the situation to the area assistant chief, Kamuma Sub-Location Assistant Chief Colins Joram.
The assistant chief went to Anyango’s house and questioned the children, who disclosed the disturbing events that had taken place.
According to the reports from the children, the mother of three had given birth on Thursday with the assistance of a community health promoter in the village.
Anyango’s children further recounted witnessing their mother submerging the newborn in cold water on Friday. Upon returning home from school later that day, they found the baby on the bed, wrapped in a white towel.
Later that night, Anyango allegedly asked her sixth-grade daughter to accompany her to a nearby farm, where she proceeded to bury the infant in a box.
The suspect was frogmarched by the police and forced to disclose the burial site. With the assistance of officers from the Oyugis police station, the body was exhumed, and Anyango was promptly taken into custody.