Police in Transmara East have launched a manhunt for a young woman who is suspected to have thrown her newborn baby into a public toilet Saturday night, then went underground.
Confirming the incident, the new Transmara East Sub County Police Commander, David Maina said members of the public heard a baby crying in the public toilet at Njipship area and alerted the police.
Police together with residents retrieved the baby and rushed her to a nearby medical clinic. She was later transferred to Tenwek Hospital in Bomet County where she died last evening while undergoing treatment.
“We are following crucial leads and we hope to arrest and prosecute the suspect soon,” Maina said.
The body is lying at Tenwek Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem and further investigations into the incident.
As far as teenage pregnancy is concerned Narok County is leading countrywide at 37 per cent with most school girls being affected.
The County education stakeholders have made it a priority to end the trend majorly hindered by social and cultural obstacles.
By Mabel Keya