Two women have been charged at Milimani law courts with stealing a child against the law.
The two Felista Wairimu Kahumbi and Lydia Wanjiku Maina appeared before magistrate Wendi Micheni and denied three counts of child stealing against the law.
They were charged on unknown dates in the year 2022 at unknown places within the republic of Kenya jointly with others not before the court conspired to steal a child below one month from an unknown parent.
In the second count, Wanjiku was charged with child stealing against the law.
Court was informed that on March 15, 2022 at Mihango within Kayole in Nairobi, fraudulently took baby F.W,a child below the age of one month from an unknown parent who had the lawful charge or possession of the said baby.
In count 3, Felista Wairimu was charged that on March 15, 2022 at Mihango within Kayole in Nairobi County received baby F.W a child below the age of one month knowing her to have been or taken with intent to deprive the unknown parent who had the lawful charge or possession of the said baby F.W.
Wairimu was found with the child at Kenyatta National Hospital on March 21, 2022 where she had taken her for medical checkup.
Her inconsistent history of the child prompted the doctors to do a medical checkup on her to ascertain if indeed she had given birth to the baby as she alleged.
She provided a birth notification form indicating that she had given birth on March 18, 2022 but medical tests on her showed that she had not given birth as she alleged.
She was escorted to KNH police post for investigations and the officers there reached out to DCI Child protection Unit to take over investigations on MARCH 23, 2022.
After investigations, Wairimu admitted that she had bought the child from Wanjiku.
Wanjiku was traced and arrested on March 22, 2022 at around 1843 hours .She was interviewed and she was willing to give some leading information concerning the baby.
The baby is currently admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital and is still undergoing treatment while the investigations are still ongoing.
The two suspects were placed at Industrial at Industrial police station on March 25,2022.
They were charged with child stealing against the law.
They were released on Sh 500,000 cash bail .The matter will be mentioned on April 12, 2022.