My baby fell into pit toilet by mistake, says mum suspected of dumping her infant


A school teacher who allegedly dumped her newborn baby into a pit latrine has been arrested.

According to the residents, the woman, Evaline Chesang, delivered the baby and dumped it in a pit latrine before running away.

 They said she went into one of the homes in the area and sought permission to use their latrine, but when she took too long, the residents became suspicious and went to check on her.

“She really took a long time inside the latrine and when she came out, she had blood in her hands while her skirt had blood stains and when I asked her, she said she had just started her period,” one of the residents claimed.

Police officers from Mogogosiek police station, Kenya, were notified and pursued Chesang and found her stepping out of a shower in her house.

 “The baby just came out and fell into the latrine by mistake. I was afraid to report to anyone and decided to go home, the mother of two told the officers when she was arrested.

Meanwhile, good Samaritans managed to retrieve the baby in an exercise that took more than an hour.

The sub-county administrator, Kipngetich Towett, confirmed the incident, saying the baby is in safe hands and in stable condition, even as the mother waits to face the full force of the law.