In Summary
  • Saida Abderahman Baraka was arraigned alongside her husband Mohamed Abdulahman and charged with lying about her pregnancy and miscarriage.
  • In her reports to police, Ms Baraka claimed that the criminals drugged her before the abortion. She said she realised she was no longer pregnant when she regained consciousness.
  • Her husband was also charged with lying to police - about the abduction of his pregnant wife.
  • The couple denied committing the offences on September 20 and 24 last year at the CPGH and Makupa Police Station.

The 20-year-old Mombasa woman, who was allegedly abducted while pregnant in 2018, was on Tuesday charged with giving false information.

Saida Abderahman Baraka was arraigned alongside her husband Mohamed Abdulahman and charged with lying about her pregnancy and the loss of the child.

REPORT

Ms Baraka is accused of lying to Dr Nafsa Mohamed of Coast Provincial General Hospital (CPGH) that she was eight months pregnant at the time and and that she lost her baby in the hands of her abductors.

The charge sheet states that she told the doctor that the criminals performed an abortion after taking her on September 20.

Police said she knew the information was false and that her intention was for Dr Mohamed to file a report in her favour.

Ms Baraka was charged after the medical report from the CPGH indicated that she cannot conceive and that she had a miscarriage in March.

POLICE ACCOUNTS

The woman claimed her abductors waylaid and took her as she went to board a Malindi-bound matatu at Buxton in Mombasa.

She was to connect to Lamu on a midday flight from Malindi International Airport.

In her reports to police, Ms Baraka claimed that the criminals drugged her before the abortion. She said she realised she was no longer pregnant when she regained consciousness.

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