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Two Women Arrested For Allegedly Stealing An Infant From Her Ailing Mother

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Two women masquerading as good samaritans were arrested In Vihiga County for allegedly stealing a few days old infant from her ailing mother.

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The two, Judith Ingahitzu, 47 and her aunt Florence Musimbi Abulu, 62, were arrested on Friday 15th October 2021 by DCI’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit (AHT&CPU) detectives, acting on a tip-off reported anonymously through the DCI hotline.

According to the Director Of Criminal Investigations (DCI), The two altered the birth notification when the infant’s mother was fighting for her life at a labour ward, are on the verge of serving 30 years jail term if found guilty of charges preferred on them today morning.

Police were tipped by the members of the public who were suspicious after noticing the 47-year-old carrying a newborn baby but was never seen pregnant.

Judith insisted that she has been pregnant for the last nine months but ample proportions concealed it, detectives took the suspect to Webuye County Hospital for forensic medical examination, where three different tests conducted gave negative results.

“Persistent that she had been pregnant and that her ample proportions concealed it, detectives took the suspect to Webuye County Hospital for forensic medical examination, where three different tests conducted gave negative results” DCI statement revealed.

For the avoidance of doubts, the police further conducted a DNA test to reveal the real mother of the infant.

“DNA tests ran at a different hospital in Kisumu equally contradicted the suspect’s allegations.” part of the report read.

Through a thorough interrogation, the 47 years old Judith decided to open the pandora box, where she mentioned how she and her 62 years old Aunt orchestrated a plan to get her a baby.

“Thorough interrogations on the duo established that the 47-year-old had called the 67-year- old early in the year, asking her to find ways of getting her a baby, DCI Statement revealed.

Through a statement, the DCI revealed the baby was reunited with the mother and the duo was arraigned at  Webuye Law Courts on Monday 18th October 2021 where they pleaded guilty of two counts.

Acts that Promote Child Trafficking (attracts a 30-year jail term or 30 million fine), but later on in the afternoon changed through a lawyer.

The bond ruling will be made on Monday 25th October 2021 DCI concluded.

 

 

 

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