Kericho Woman Suspected To Have Accidentally Killed Her Newborn After Drinking Spree

Residents of Litein, Bureti Sub County are mourning the death of a three-week-old infant after her mother laid on her while drunk.  According to Bureti Deputy OCPD Jackson Lolomodoni, said that 21 old Mercy Chepkirui returned home at 2am while drunk and slept in the same bed with the infant only to wake up in the morning to discover her child was dead. 

"The body of the child had visible signs of bleeding from her nose and mouth, and the body had turned pale due to lack of air,” added Lolmodoni.
Neighbours told KNA that the mother of two, who was always drank had in the past, nearly killed her other child the same way but she was rescued in time.

The body of the child was moved to Kapkatet Hospital mortuary on Thursday morning. Lolmodoni said they have launched investigations with a view to arresting the suspect and charge her for killing her child.

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