22-year-old mother strangles her baby, disposes body at dumpsite


A 22-year-old woman has been arrested in Kenya after she strangled her one-year-old son and disposed of his body at a dumpsite.

According to The Directorate of Criminal Investigations, DCI Kenya, Mercy Chepngeno was arrested on Saturday, in Kuresoi by Homicide Detectives.

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She confessed to strangling the child and dumping the body at the Kenya Meteorological Department Staff Quarters’ dumpsite where she had worked as a house help for a few days.

The suspect will be arraigned in court after necessary police action and be charged with infanticide contrary to section 210 of the Penal Code.