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Police arrest woman over theft of twin boy at KNH in Nairobi

Tuesday February 20 2018

KNH baby theft

A suspect in the theft of a baby at Kenyatta National Hospital cries as police drive her out of the Kawangware Administration Police Camp in Nairobi on February 20, 2018. PHOTO | AGGREY OMBOKI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

 AGGREY OMBOKI
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Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the theft of a twin boy from Kenyatta National Hospital on Sunday morning.

It is a dramatic twist to a story that has captured the imagination of Kenyans, resulting in an outpouring of online messages of support for the affected parents Job Ouko and Jane Kerubo.

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The suspect, who is yet to be identified, was arrested after a concerned individual called Mr Ouko with news about the sighting of the baby and the woman in Kawangware.

Mr Ouko then contacted the area chief who accompanied him to the residential block where the suspect had been spotted.

They were in the company of officers from Kawangware Administration Police Camp.

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The officers roughed up the suspect and locked her up at the camp before being moved to Muthangari Police Station.

This was after angry members of the public thronged the camp baying for the suspect's blood.

The officers dispersed the crowd before driving off with the suspect, who was sobbing.

Police are yet to brief the media on the suspect's status as she has since been transferred to Kilimani Police Station.

The baby was handed to the excited father who took him back to KNH for medical examination.