By Osinde Obare
Police in Trans-Nzoia County have arrested a teenager for allegedly selling her one-month-old child for Sh1,500 to a suspected human trafficker.
The officers at Saboti Administration Police post seized the 17-year-old after reports that she had sold the baby.
Area Chief Protus Wechuli said suspicious residents raised alarm when the girl, who had been pregnant, returned to the village without a baby.
The girl told the chief and police officers that she was unable to fend for herself and the baby.
“I did not have money to fend for the baby because my employer has not been paying me since I was employed,” she said.
She further cited poverty at her home as another factor that made her sell the child, claiming the child could have starved to death for lack of food. The girl also claimed the child would have eventually died if she could have taken her home due to poverty.