In Summary
  • A herder who was looking after his livestock around the area heard cries of a young baby emanating from the pit latrine nearby.
  • Mogotio Deputy County Commissioner said the baby has been taken to Mogotio Sub-County hospital for examination.
  • He however noted that they are still following the leads to establish the culprit behind the heinous act.

A two-day-old baby has been rescued in Katorong’ot village in Baringo County after he was found dumped inside a pit latrine.

The Tuesday 2pm incident happened when a herder who was looking after his livestock around the area heard cries of a young baby emanating from the pit latrine nearby.

The cries continued for some time, prompting the herder to go and check what had transpired.

According to Mogotio Deputy County Commissioner Albert Mwaringa, the herder first thought that a mother had left the child outside the latrine so as to relieve herself.

ABANDONED BABY

“After the cries persisted, he went closer to the scene and opened the door. He found a two-day old baby wrapped in clothes and placed on top of the latrine. The herder reported the incident to police in Mogotio where we went to rescue the infant,” said Mr Mwaringa.

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