Four women and one man have been arrested by police officers in connections with the theft of a baby in Bungoma County Referral Hospital two months ago.
Mercy Chebet was shocked when she was only given a baby girl after giving birth to twins, a boy and a girl, by a Cesarean section, often known as a C-section, on December 5, 2022.
During her visits to the hospital for prenatal clinics and ultrasounds, it was determined that she was carrying twins, but the hospital argued that she had given birth to just one child when she reportedly questioned where the other child was.
According to Bungoma South Sub County Deputy Commander of Police, Wilson Muraya, The case was reported by Mercy Chebet, who claimed one of her children was missing after she gave birth to twins in December of last year at the Referral Hospital
“The doctor who was attending to me argued that I had only given birth to one child, although my prenatal clinic record and ultrasound revealed that I was actually carrying twins,” Chebet said while reporting the matter to the police.
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation in Bungoma were compelled by this to investigate and act into the matter where they discovered a baby in Joseline Nakhumicha possession in Bungoma Town. Doctor Joseph Owola, Irene Atieno, Robai Namiti and Rodah, were with Joseline just before they were taken into custody.
As the five suspects were arraigned in court today, Monday, February 13, 2023 to answer questions regarding child trafficking, the police requested that Bungoma County Referral Hospital administration record a statement with information regarding how the baby went missing.