Woman Throws 8 months old Baby into Ocean

Likoni ferry

In a shocking incident on Sunday at Mombasa County’s Likoni Ferry, a woman, believed to be deaf, threw her eight-month-old baby into the Indian Ocean.

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The distressing act took place as the MV Kwale, en route to the mainland from the island, docked at the wharf to load passengers

Divers promptly intervened, rescuing the infant from the ocean. Videos circulated online depict passengers aiding the divers in the rescue operation.

The child, identified as Asha Amama, was rushed for first aid at the Red Cross Centre, treated, and subsequently discharged in fair condition.

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Authorities, including the Officer in Charge (OCS) of the ferry, swiftly responded to the incident. A report filed at the Ferry Police Station states that the mother, identified as Beatrice Wakiriro, was taken into custody for interrogation

The case is currently under investigation, marked as Case P.U.I., as authorities work to uncover the circumstances surrounding this deeply concerning event.

This incident highlights the urgent need for thorough investigations into matters of public safety, emphasizing the collaborative efforts of passengers and authorities to ensure the well-being of those involved.


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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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