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Cases of infant dumping becoming rampant in Narok town

Children officials in Narok town have raised concern over increasing cases of infant dumping in the area.

Narok Children Social worker Elizabeth Kasura said the latest is a day-old baby boy who was born and left beside Ilaser Primary school gate in Melili ward, Narok North Sub County two days ago.

Kasura said a good Samaritan woman who was on her way to fetch water heard the cries of the baby and upon checking found the new born boy struggling for his life besides the road.

Kasura said the woman reported the matter to the local chief who together with the woman rushed the baby boy to Melili dispensary where he was confirmed to be 2.5 Kilograms and in good health.

“The woman took the baby to her home where she nursed him and dressed him before bringing him to the Narok County Referral hospital,” said Kasaura.

The children worker said the mother of the infant was not immediately identified saying police are investigating.

He called on the residents with any information that might lead to the arrest of the culprit to volunteer the same to authorities.

The Children’s official said that such incidences have been on the increase in the area attributing the cases to hard economic conditions.

“Most of these culprits are girls who got pregnant unexpectedly as well as single mothers who view the infants as a hindrance to their daily hustles. We have always urged the locals that whenever one feels she cannot afford to raise the child, they should liaise with us for assistance,” said Kasura.

She said they named the boy Moses Lemayian because just like Moses in the Bible he was rescued from a dangerous place where he nearly died.

The boy will be taken to Nest Children Home in Nairobi after undergoing the court process as the county lacks an orphanage home to raise the child.

The incident comes a few days after another infant was found dumped along the river in Enabelbel area in Narok North Sub County.

The newborn baby girl who was in good health was rescued by children who were bathing in the river and was later taken to Nest Children Home where she is currently being taken care of.

By Ann Salaton

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