Woman arrested for strangling and dumping baby

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A woman was yesterday arrested in Nairobi after confessing to killing her child by strangling and dumping the body in a dumpsite.

Mercy Chepngeno, 22, from Kuresoi, Nakuru county told detectives that she was the one who dumped her child at the Meteorological Department staff quarters.

The incident which was reported on October 31 after the baby was found dumped in a paper bag.

DCI has stated that Chepngeno will be charged with the offence of infanticide contrary to Section 210 of the Penal Code.