Police have prosecuted a Kenyan mother, Joyce Wairimu Wahome who was accused of abducting and selling her baby to another woman, Margaret Wairimu Kihiko for a sum equivalent to N283,242.
The women were arraigned alongside Kihiko’s mother who is believed to be privy to the transaction after police found the baby in her home at Molo, a small town in Nakuru County, Kenya.
In a bid to exonerate herself from being seen as a suspect, Wahome had initially reported to the police that her baby had disappeared. It was during investigation that the baby was traced down to Molo.
Kihiko who is accused of being the buyer denied committing any crimes. She insisted the father of the little baby-girl never wanted her, and she was only trying to help.
“The father wanted to kill the child and kill himself. So, I pleaded with him not to do so. He is, in fact, the one who opted to give me the baby while I was at the bus station ready to travel to Molo. He even gave me the child’s clothes, which I am ready to produce as evidence,” she said.
Despite her attestation, the court rejected their plea for bail as the three women were remanded in prison.