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Woman arrested for strangling and dumping baby


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.

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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.