Vihiga teen conceived with cousin, abandons child

The Vihiga woman left a note behind near the infant urging well wishers to take care of her child.


• The eighteen-year-old left the baby in the hospital.

• A night guard who was on duty doing a survey came to the baby's rescue.

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Residents of Luanda in Vihiga county have been left by a shocker as a woman abandoned her three months old baby at one of the local hospitals.

Salome Omulele who is the Emuhaya Sub County hospital administrator said that the lady visited the premises but later fled away leaving her baby behind who was still unattended to.

It is said that the baby was found lying around the environs by the night guard on duty as he was up and about doing his usual night check up around the facility.

Omulele said that the 18 year old left a note next to the infant where she was reaching out to any well wishers urging them to take care of the her three months son.

They made an effort of tracing the mother to be taken for question and fortunately found her in Ebusikhale Sub location.

"We examined the baby and discovered he is still healthy. We traced the mother to Ebusikhale Sub location in Luanda,"Salome Omulele said.

Speaking to citizen digital,the mother who is a form two dropout said that she had pulled such a move for the reason that she had conceived the child with her cousin.

She also revealed that another reason is because she always got numerous frustrations from her family for having done such a hideous act.

The locals are calling on authorities to create awareness by calling for sex education mostly targeting the teenagers and youth in the area.

Police officers have taken the young mother to custody as they start investigations on the matter.

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