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Mombasa woman suffocates infant to death using facemask

[A photo of a face mask].

Police in Changamwe within Mombasa county are in pursuit of a woman who killed her infant.

The ‘Woman from hell’ is reported to have covered the nose and mouth of the infant by putting on it three face masks until the baby could no longer breathe.

She later put the dead body in a paper bag and dumped it at a dump site at Chaani area in Changamwe Sub county on Wednesday.

The remains of the innocent soul was found by solid waste collectors who informed the police after spotting the body.

“These incidents are not new here, how can you give birth to a baby and kill it?” Posed a community activist, Walter Opanda.

Opanda said, they have witnessed such disturbing incidents where a woman gives birth and throws away the infant.

“This habit must stop, this is a crime these women are committing,” he reiterated.

Police have appealed to locals to help them arrest the woman who gave birth, killed and dumped the innocent soul at a dump site.

“It seems the baby was one or two day old. Police are already pursuing the woman,” said Changamwe OCPD David Matthew.

The Police Boss called on a close working relationship so as to quell such inhuman acts in the area.

Mr Matthew has also appealed to young girls and women to seek guidance and counseling when depressed and in a confusion state instead of taking such inhuman acts.

Police have taken the infant body to the Coast Teaching and Referral General Hospital as investigations continues.