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  • Lady Arrested After Tossing Her 8-Month-Old Baby Into The Ocean At Likoni Ferry.
  • Videos circulated widely online showed passengers helping the divers rescue the infant from the water.

A woman has been arrested after throwing her 8-month-old baby into the ocean at Likoni Ferry

Video screengrabs show passengers and divers rescuing an 8-month-old baby that was thrown into the Indian Ocean by her mother at Likoni Ferry in Mombasa County on December 3, 2023.

The lady threw her eight-month-old baby into the Indian Ocean at Mombasa County’s Likoni Ferry on Sunday.

The authorities say the lady who is believed to be deaf, tossed the baby into the water as MV Kwale which was heading to the mainland from the island, docked at the dock to load passengers.

The child was rescued by divers who swiftly swam into the ocean.

“[She] was rushed for first aid at the Red Cross Centre, treated and discharged in fair condition and her mother taken to the police station for interrogation,” reads a report filed at the Ferry Police Station.

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