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Kisii family in agony after their three month-old daughter is stolen by 'relative'

The woman had made away with the baby and Ms Kwamboka's handbag which contained her phone, the medicines she had purchased for her daughter and the treatment card.

By Free Press Correspondentnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comWednesday, 28 Sep 2016 13:58 EAT

A family in Kisii is in distress following the disappearance of their three month-old daughter at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Calister Kwamboka, the mother of Fenecensia Kemunto, had taken the baby girl to the hospital yesterday September 27th after she fell sick. While there, Ms Kwamboka met a woman, supposedly named Rose, who posed as a relative to Ms Kwamboka's husband.

The two developed a quick rapport as Rose mentioned a good number of Ms Kwamboka's relatives from her husband's side. With the trust having developed, Ms Kwamboka felt confident enough that, after the baby's treatment, she left the baby in Rose's hands while she used the washrooms.

To her utter shock, she came out of the washroom to find the spot where she had left Rose and the baby deserted. Unable to spot the purported relative or her daughter, Ms Kwamboka collapsed in pain. The woman had made away with the baby and Ms Kwamboka's handbag which contained her phone, the medicines she had purchased for her daughter and the treatment card.

The hospital's CCTV cameras recorded the woman leaving with the child but hospital officials said they could not act on it since the theft of a baby was a police case. Hospital staff referred Ms Kwamboka to the police for investigation and action. The officer commanding criminal investigations in the region Charles Mwangi said investigations have been launched. 

The family of baby Fenecensia is appealing to members of the public who might have any information about their daughter to inform the nearest police station. Ms Kwamboa is anxious about the baby's safety.

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