A mother of two in Kisii County’s Kitutu Central area could not hold back tears of joy when she was reunited with her three-month old baby yesterday, having gone missing for 10 days.
The woman had on July 13, 2021 evening rushed to a nearby stream to fetch water, leaving the infant with her other three-year old boy at her house in Nyakongo Estate.
Shock of her life came when she returned minutes later, to find the months-old baby missing, with no trace of a female vegetable vendor said to have been spotted boarding a motorbike with the toddler.
Ten days of vehement pursuit of the suspect, 24-year-old Ruth Anyango Bare culminated in her arrest yesterday at Rabango Estate within Siaya township, in whose house detectives found and rescued the stolen child.
After examination at a local health facility, the child was handed over to the mother, wiping out her tearful days and marking the end of the road for the suspect. Anyango remains in custody as detectives interrogate her motive of stealing the child.