On Wednesday, a one-day-old baby girl was found alive in a 20-meter pit toilet for 15 hours after her mother abandoned her.
The incident, which took place in the village of Kimandi Wanyaga, Mr. Njeru described as "an attack on the right to life, the mother dumped the child alive in the toilet left hoping to die".
The hospital named the baby "Angel". His mother's name was written by Rachel Koche Makumu.
Njeru said the police received a report on Monday evening that "a 29-year-old woman, known to be pregnant, may have suddenly given birth but has no baby to show for it".
A female tea farmer. Her co-workers discovered she was no longer pregnant, but had no baby to show for it and could not explain the situation.
The regional assistant chief reported the matter to the Ndaka-ini police station on Monday morning. The chief told the police officers that the woman hid her birth. The police have started to investigate the case.
"The station commander and some staff visited the woman's house and after questioning, she admitted that she had given birth the previous day and dumped the baby in the pit latrine," Njeru said.
Officers mobilized villagers to search for the child and "Thank God that the child is alive after spending more than 15 hours in the dirt".
Njeru said it was a miracle that the baby was still alive and was being nursed enthusiastically as if nothing had happened. He explained that the pit toilet was not used regularly because it catered to the tea pickers and their children "at the bottom, nothing to use".
"We are happy and received a miracle. We have taken the mother and child to Thika level five hospital where doctors are monitoring the health of the children and so far it is very good because they have been given a life sentence," he said.
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