Residents of Machakos were left shocked on Saturday after they found new born baby dumped along the Vota – junction road.
Eyewitnesses said the baby has seemed to been lying on the road in a box for sometime, less than 200 metres from the police line since early morning.
Peter Ngovu, area chief said the body of the baby boy is suspected to have been dumped at night.
He condemned the incident terming it inhuman and called for thorough investigations.
“Even if life has become unbearable the mother could have taken the baby to a church or children’s home. Why deny the child a life to live?” Ngovu posed.
He further urged mothers to seek help from medical professionals or from those running children’s homes instead of abandoning their babies.
Ngovu confirmed that the child has been handed over to Children officers.