A two-months-old baby today Saturday drowned in a bucket of water in Gem Village, Siaya County.
According to the mother identified as Seline Atieno said the child in a basin full of clothes and placed him on top of the bucket that had water inside and she left for to prepare a lunchtime meal in the kitchen. When she want back she found the baby had drowned and already dead inside the bucket containing water.
" I was shocked and left speechless as I didn't know what transpired when I was at the kitchen where I was preparing the lunchtime meal," Saline said in tears.
The latest came when in another incident, an unidentified woman was found dead in her house within the same locality on Wednesday morning this week.
Thematter was reported at Bondo Sub-County Police Station.
Confirming the incident, Bondo Sub-County OCPD Timothy Ondolo said, upon returning back to the main house, the woman found the baby already dead in the water bucket.
"The baby's death was because of negligence. I blame the woman for that incident. How can you place a two-months-old baby on top of water bucket and go in the kitchen without watching," Timothy said.
Mr Timothy cautioned the mothers to be careful when dealing with small children saying at that age the babies are fond of playing with around their surrounding.
The burial rights for the baby will be conducted tomorrow on sunday.
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