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Pumwani Baby Thief Rotting In Jail, Failed to Raise Fine

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Mercy Atieno a  woman who stole a baby from Pumwani Maternity Hospital is currently serving a one year sentence at the Industrial Area Prison.

Atieno was last month slapped with a one year sentence or a fine of Ksh. 300,000 by the Makadara Court.

She was charged with stealing a one day old baby at the Pumwani Maternity , a charge to which she pleaded guilty to.

Atieno before the court confessed that she actually stole the baby and that it was pressure from her husband who needed a child.

The child belonged to 35-year-old Rebecca Kasaya Ayiro who delivered and was recovering.

According to Pumwani Maternity health administrator Geoffrey Mosiria they won the case and the lady admitted to committing the offence.

‘‘We can confirm that Pumwani proved  their case and Mercy was fined three hundred thousand by the court for the offence.’’Mosiria stated.

According to him they have nothing to do beyond court and that Mercy should serve as an example to those who have been stealing babies in Pumwani.

She further stated that they have incorporated the police to ensure Pumwani is under 24 hour surveillance.

‘‘The national police service has given us enough police officers who are here all the time, we have also tightened our internal security by not allowing any of our clients to access the facility without authority from our offices.’’ He added.





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