Assist to identify negligent mother

A newborn who was found abandoned by its mother at Kimbo near Ruiru early Sunday has been rescued by a Good Samaritan who reported to the police.

Area assistant county commissioner Ms Pauline Chepkwony told KNA from the scene that the child was in safe hands at a charitable children institution within the region

The administrator said the mother from Gathongori village gave birth but abandoned the child and was still at large.

While hailing Nyumba Kumi operatives in the area, she called on anybody with information that could help identify the mother to own up.

She said the mother should be arrested and charges of negligence preferred against her in connection to the abandonment.

She reminded the community that it was their responsibility to give information pertaining to the suffering of the vulnerable and children promising that their identity shall remain confidential.

The officer called on the people to cooperate with leaders of the Nyumba Kumi committee so that they can bring to an end criminal cases which she said would also help them to concentrate more on their development.

Kiambu County children co-ordinator (CCC) Mrs. Rose Barine on her part lauded the administrator for the good work she was doing for the children.

She advised her to team up with the Children’s officer in Gatundu so as to fast-track the child’s issue.

The CCC also advised the residents to freely give all information concerning the suffering of the children to the police, her office or the chief’s office so that action is taken in the best interest of the child.

She also revealed that Kiambu county would hold the day of the African Child in Juja sub-county in a ceremony that shall officially launch the new office for Children in the sub county on Friday 15 ,2018.

The celebrations for Kiambu County shall precede the national celebrations which are supposed to be held in Isiolo County on Saturday June 16.Day of the African Child is celebrated on June 16 every year to commemorate the 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa when students marched in protest against poor quality of education were massacred by the then apartheid regime.

Source: Kenya News Agency