Crime:police arrest a nurse in Kisumu on suspicion of stealing a child

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BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,11TH MARCH 2018-Police in Kisumu have arrested  a nurse on suspicion of stealing a newborn baby .

The nurse who works at  Avenue Hospital in Kisumu, was apprehended on Friday at the facility after colleagues raised the alarm.

No pregnancy

The nurse is said to have brought the child for clinic, claiming to be its mother. But colleagues said she had not been pregnant.

The nurse is being held at Kondele Police Station.

Kisumu OCPD Christopher Mutune said they have launched investigations into the matter.

“She was arrested [for being in] possession of the kid suspected to have been stolen.

“We will only release her after we have verified what transpired. We will not hesitate to charge her if she is found to have stolen the baby,” Mr Mutune said.

He said they got a tip from a reliable source that the newborn had been stolen.

“We are still not aware whether the baby was stolen or not. The investigation is on,” he said.

The hospital management has not yet commended on the matter  .

The infant is currently at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The cases of child theft are on the increase in health facilities after almost similar incident was reported  at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.

A woman has since been charged with stealing a baby who was later found in Kawangware in Nairobi.


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