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A family in Alele village Busia county mourns a one year old child who died in a police cell.

"On Wednesday, my son fell sick and was attended to by community health workers. He was given anti-malarial drug AL and painkillers' Emoyot said. 

According to her, she was going to wait for the painkiller to lower the child's fever before taking him to Kocholya health centre when the Chief and vigilantes came to her home and arrested her for being in possession of the illicit brew. 

Emoyot says her plea to be released on an account of her child's health fell on deaf ears.

"The Chief refused to release me even after my son started vomiting while I was being taken to the police station. The Chief then called for a vehicle that took me to the GSU camp at Amagoro. At around 7 p.m. a police vehicle came to transfer me to Malaba police station," she says.

The distraught mother said no amount of pleading could convince the officers on duty at Malaba police station to consider her plight. 

"By morning, my child's condition had worsened. He vomited again and convulsed. It was only then that a female police officer took note and notified her seniors. But they took their time taking tea before ordering that the child be taken to Kocholya hospital," she says. 

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Alele Busia Emoyot

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