A headteacher who has been on the run for two weeks after allegedly throwing his five-month-old baby into a fire has surrendered to the police.
Paul Kipsang, 47, a resident of Ngaratuko village, Baringo County, presented himself to elders who in turn took him to Loruk Police Station.
Baringo North sub-county police commander Fredrick Odinga says the suspect will be arraigned in court.
Kipsang is alleged to have thrown the infant into a fire after quarrelling with his wife over the real father of the child. He alleged that his wife had been unfaithful, and the child was conceived from wedlock.
Kipsang’s wife who had moved from the main house says she had left the kitchen to pick some utensils when she heard the baby screaming.
“I rushed back into the kitchen, forced the door open only to find the baby in the fire. My husband was armed with a panga as he watched the baby burn. I fought my way into the kitchen to rescue the baby from the fire who sustained facial injuries.”
The baby was rescued and taken to Baringo County Hospital where he is receiving treatment for burns.
The mother then reported the incident to the area Assistant Chief. It’s alleged that the only action the chief took was to order that the man ensures the child receives treatment.
“I have visited the minor. It is unfortunate that a father trusted to take care of children turns against his own child,” said Irene Chepkwony, an officer from the children’s department.