Kakamega county: 10-month-old baby drowns in a basin of water

Kakamega county: 10-month-old baby drowns in a basin of water

  • Audrey Akumu, 25, was doing the family's laundry outside her house while her baby played behind her, according to a report from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

On Monday evening, residents in Matungu village, Kakamega county, were shocked to learn that a 10-month-old baby had drowned in a basin of water.

Audrey Akumu, 25, was doing the family's laundry outside her house while her baby played behind her, according to a report from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

According to DCI, Akumu was alerted by the baby's silence after a while, and when she turned to check on him, she discovered the baby drowned inside the basin. Efforts to get the baby to a hospital were futile after the baby was declared dead upon arrival.

"Suddenly, she realized that the baby had gone silent and turned back to see if he was okay, only to see him drowned inside a basin full of water," said DCI. 

"The young mother started running around confused as she wailed, attracting her neighbors who came running and retrieved the baby from the water. They rushed the baby to nearby Bliss Medical Centre where the baby was pronounced dead on arrival."

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