A woman of an unknown identity has given birth and dumped the infant in a 15-feet deep septic tank, in Mkaomoto area, Malindi Subcounty. The infant was rescued by residents who were alerted by a passerby who heard the infant crying. A man got into the tank and wrapped the baby, who was still crying, in a leso, and handed him to some women waiting outside. Two snakes surrounded the infant before he was rescued but fortunately, they did not harm him.
Many curious onlookers who turned up to witness the rescue mission have cursed the mother for dumping the child. “We will have to first go and wash him with warm water before he is taken to hospital,” a woman said in the local Giriama dialect.Follow us in social media: