Woman held for allegedly stealing child - Daily Nation

Woman held for allegedly stealing child

Friday July 22 2016

A map of Siakago, Embu County, where police are

A map of Siakago, Embu County, where police are holding a woman for allegedly stealing a child. GRAPHIC | GOOGLE 

Police in Siakago, Embu County, are holding a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of stealing a child.

The woman was arrested by a chief after failing to explain how she got a three-month-old baby boy and yet she had not been pregnant.

Children’s Officer Jane Kinuthia presented the boy in a court in Siakago as a child in need of care and protection.

At the court, the woman claimed that her husband found the child abandoned near a sawmill in Murang'a and took him home.

The woman objected to the child being taken to a children's home, saying she has been married for 15 years and had no children.

Ms Kinuthia said authorities were investigating the case and treating the incident as a case of child trafficking.

She appealed to people who may have lost a boy aged three months to report to the police.

(Editing by Beatrice Obwocha)

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