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A 15-Year Old Minor Behind Bars for Abortion Offence

A 15-year-old minor is behind bars after procuring an abortion and dumping the foetus in a pit latrine in Kabartonjo, Baringo County, yesterday.

 A 15-year-old minor is behind bars after procuring an abortion and dumping the foetus in a pit latrine in Kabartonjo, Baringo County, yesterday.

The officers who were acting on an infanticide report from the local Assistant Chief, Joshua Kiptosok, had hastily demolished the pit latrine in a bid to retrieve the foetus, only to discover that there were two infants immersed in the sludge of human waste.

What would have in ordinary circumstances prompted the celebration of two bundles of joy in Kesumet village, turned into a sombre occasion as curious men and women, the young and old, witnessed in dismay, as the infants were retrieved.

The infants were rushed to Bartabwa Health Centre in Kabartonjo, where one was declared lifeless, while the other one was referred to Baringo County Referral Hospital for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile, the 15-year-old suspect, was apprehended and will be processed for her crime, in strict conformity to the law.

The officers in a statement urged the parents, guardians, religious leaders and the society at large, to have equal responsibility in mentoring and guiding children as they grow up to being responsible and accountable for their actions.

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