A woman has been arrested for strangling her one-year-old baby boy and disposing the corpse at a dumpsite in Kenya.
The 22-year-old mother of one, Mercy Chepngeno was apprehended on Saturday.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations, DCI Kenya reported via Twitter on Sunday that Mercy Chepngeno was arrested on Saturday, in Kuresoi by Homicide Detectives.
She confessed to strangling the child and dumping the body at the Kenya Meteorological Department Staff Quarters’ dumpsite.
It was reported that she had worked as a house help for a few days in Kenya Meteorological Department.
The directorate thanked the public for providing information that led to the arrest.
The suspect will be arraigned in court after necessary police action and be charged with infanticide contrary to section 210 of the Penal Code.