Baringo Headteacher throws baby into fire over paternity dispute
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Baringo Headteacher throws baby into fire over paternity dispute

The headteacher who has been on the run after throwing his five months old child into the fire has surrendered to the authorities.

The Headteacher from Baringo County gave up himself to Ngaratuko village elders who handed him to the local police on Monday night.

The said suspect is said to have committed the offense subsequent to accusing his wife of infidelity.

Baringo North sub-county police boss Fredrick Odinga said the suspect was accompanied to Loruk police headquarters where he was later booked.

The suspect is expected in court sometimes today in the afternoon.

The suspect is said to have thrown the baby into the fire after he had a squabble with the wife.

In his police statement, he denied the charges and turned the fault on his wife.

The child has been getting treatment at Baringo County Hospital after having severe burns.

As per the infant’s mom, husband had blamed her for siring the kid outside their marriage.

“My husband who I have been married to since 2002, believed that the child was not his,” she said.
She said soon after giving birth to the child, she was banished from her matrimonial home and forced to seek refuge at an external kitchen where the attack happened.

As she went to the house to get utensils so she could serve the huzy with dinner, she heard her child shout.

“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 watched as the baby burn,” she said. “I fought my way into the kitchen to rescue the baby from the fire. He sustained facial injuries.”

After rescuing the baby, the mother says she went to report the incident to the chief who only ordered the kid to get treatment

After the baby was taken to hospital it is said the nurse in-charge reported the matter to the police.

She however asked the parents to take a DNA for the paternity issues to be solved once and for all.

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