Police in Marani, Kisii county rescued a newborn baby girl who had been abandoned in a pit latrine within the Rioma Catholic Church compound. According to a statement by the National Police Service, the baby, estimated to be four days old, was discovered on Tuesday, April 18th, after a local resident reported hearing her crying from inside the latrine. Responding swiftly to the report, officers from Rioma Police Station went to the scene, demolished the pit latrine, and rescued the infant.
The police took the baby to Marani Level 4 Hospital, where she was handed over to the Sub-county Chief Nursing Officer in good health. The police, through their specialized Child Protection Units, are committed to protecting children in Kenya, and they commended the member of the public who reported the incident that led to the timely rescue of the baby. They also wished the baby girl safety and good health.
The police emphasized that their prompt response to the report was in the best interest of the child. The rescue operation was successful, thanks to the quick thinking of the member of the public who alerted the authorities. The police are continuing with investigations into the incident.
The incident highlights the importance of being vigilant and reporting cases of child abandonment or neglect. It is everyone’s responsibility to protect children and ensure their safety and wellbeing. The police urge members of the public to report any suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to the authorities to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
In conclusion, the rescue of the newborn baby girl by the police in Marani is a testament to their commitment to protecting children in Kenya. The police have reiterated their dedication to safeguarding the welfare of children and called on the public to join hands with them in ensuring that all children are protected from harm.