Residents of California Estate in Kitui Town woke up to a shock after the remains of a newborn baby boy, with her umbilical cord still attached, were found on a dump site.
The locals said they spotted the lifeless body of the newborn in the morning hours and notified the police.
It is suspected the baby was dumped late last night.
They, however, accused the police of indolence as it took them over six hours to show up and collect the body.
“We called the police in the morning after discovering the body but they took hours to arrive at the scene. It’s very unfortunate,” lamented Ahmed Bakari.
The locals condemned the act and called for police investigations to bring the culpable woman to book.
“This is unacceptable and total disregard for human life. Why should a woman allow herself to conceive only to throw away the baby when it is born?” pointed out Alex Nzoka.
The dead baby’s mother could not be immediately identified as no documents or notes were left behind.
Kitui police officers have launched investigation to arrest a lady who gave birth and dumped the new born at that area
The area sub chief Sudi koko urged members of public who may have the information of such a lady to report immediately to nearest police station for arrest adding the act of parturating and dumping a child is criminal.
“I urge you please to report to me or to your nearest police station,we will respond immediately because we cannot tolerate such people to walk or stay with us.They must be convicted by law,” koko said