A six-month-old baby died on her mother's arms after being attacked by a broody chicken at their home in Kakamega.
The hen was protecting her chicks at a farm in Shikokhwe village, Malava, Kakamega County, when the incident happened.
Robai Toboko, the baby’s mother, said her family has been thrown into mourning during the festive season.
Her son Hagai Bushuru was attacked by the hen while in her arms.
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Toboko called for help from neighbours but efforts to resuscitate the baby proved futile and he was pronounced dead.
She said her son was in good health but collapsed after the attack.
“My baby was in my arms trying to get hold of one of its chicks when the hen attacked him,” Toboko told journalists adding that after the attack her baby cried for a while before he fainted.
There were no physical injuries on the baby’s body.
The killer chicken was slaughtered and its chicks killed.
Villagers were skeptical about whether a cleansing ceremony will be conducted thereafter.