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Police hunt for woman who dumped infant on roadside along Waiyaki Way, Nairobi

By Cyrus Ombati | June 14th 2016

Police are hunting for the mother of a newborn found dumped on the roadside along Waiyaki Way in Nairobi.

The baby boy was found wrapped in a paper bag yesterday morning.

It is not clear what made the mother to dump the baby.

Police said they were yet to establish how long the baby had stayed at the site.

The baby was found by pedestrians who called the police.

Terry Nzau, who was passing near Kianda School, said she was moved by how the baby was shivering due to the cold.

"I rushed back to the house to get warm clothes and cover the baby so that I could even carry him away. But on arrival at the scene, I found police there. I gave them the clothes, took their contacts as they said they would take the baby to the hospital," said Ms Nzau.

Nzau, who is a journalist with Mbaitu FM, added that she did not know the time the baby was abandoned at the scene.

Police took the infant to hospital.

Meanwhile, two suspected thugs were shot dead by police in a botched robbery in Ruai and a pistol with five bullets recovered.

Police said the men were part of a group that had been robbing residents in the area when the alarm was raised at about 5am.

Their two accomplices managed to escape.

Police said the gang has been behind a series of attacks in the area.

The bodies were taken to City Mortuary.

And police are holding a man who killed another one during an argument over Sh500 in Nairobi's Kibera slums.

The victim is said to have refused to share the money when the assailant stabbed him to death on Sunday.

Police said they were investigating the source of the money and why it caused a rift.

The assailant was arrested while the body was taken to the mortuary.

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