Ngo'pe villagers in Ndhiwa constituency Homa Bay county have been left with grief after a 23 year old woman slit her son's throat for not breastfeeding. The incident happened on Saturday at night when the husband to Night Akoth was not around.
Night Akoth Otieno is said to have beheaded her one year old son using a sharp panga after the infant continuously cried despite the mother's effort to comfort it. When the infant declined to breastfeed Akoth decided to go for a panga, threw her son on the flow and brutally chopped its head off. The infant died immediately with the body and the head separately lying in a pool of blood on the flow.
The residents of Ngo'pe village rushed to the scene and found the child dead with the head separate from its body.The woman's hands were tired with ropes as the angry residents were ready to unleash their wrath on her but the Assistant Chief came to her rescue. After interogations the woman admitted killing her own son. The area Assistant Chief Gabriel Nyatame said the woman Suffers from mental illness and she committed the brutal act out of frustrations when the child refused to breastfeed after several attempts. Night Akoth has been arrested by the police and she is expected to be arraigned in court.
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