Mother in agony after 'fake nurse' takes her child

Two-month-old Cleverton Maraka has been missing for eight days. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard]

"I don't know how things moved so fast but I noticed something was off." Within no time, she carried her child and was headed to town with the nurse.

"I do not know how I agreed to go to town. Our first stop was Muliro Gardens where she bought snacks and drinks, but I didn't take any," she said.

At Muliro Gardens, Vutabwa said the woman talked to another woman on the phone, whom she said was a colleague from work who needed a nanny.

"She told me the nurse was waiting for us at Nabongo Clinic. When we got there I was asked to sit at the waiting bay as she spoke to one of the nurses."

Shortly after, the nurse came back to Vutabwa and told her she needed to change the baby's diaper as they wait for the other nurse who needed a house help. But Vutabwa said she had not carried any extra diapers.

The nurse gave her money and asked her to find a shop nearby to buy diapers. She offered to hold onto the baby while Vutabwa went to the shop.

That was the last time the mother saw her child.

"When I came back I couldn't find her. The people around said shortly after I left she took off and got on a motorbike."

Kakamega County Police Commander Joseph Kigen said they received the report and are working with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to find the missing child.