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4 Jul 2017

Wickedness! Woman Dumps Her New Born Baby In A Pit Latrine (Photos)

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Maria Chepterit, a fuel station attendant in Kenya has admitted in a
Kapenguria court that she dumped her newborn baby in a pit latrine to
die.


The newborn child was pulled
out alive from the pit latrine
on Wednesday in Murkwijit
village located at the
Kapenguria constituency in
West Pokot County.


Neighbours were said to
have rescued the boy after
they heard his cries at night
and rushed him to the
Kapenguria County Hospital.

According to Nairobi News,
Chepterit is said to have
given birth unassisted at
around 2am on Wednesday
and dumped the baby in the
pit latrine afterward. She was later arrested and
charged with concealing a
birth contrary to Section 227
of the Penal Code. The mother of four pleaded
guilty before Resident
Magistrate Phoebe Kulecho
and asked for leniency when
she appeared before the
Magistrate Court on Thursday According to her, she
committed the act after
quarreling with her husband,
who had claimed that he was
not responsible for the
pregnancy. The court ruled that she will remain in custody awaiting
sentencing.
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