NAIROBI, 20TH FEBRUARY 2018:CCTV footage of a woman who stole a baby at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) released by police yesterday has led to the arrest of a suspect and recovery of the baby.
A woman identified as Edna was found in possession of the three week old bay in Nairobi's Kawangware estate. Police officers had to shoot in the air to disperse an angry crowd who were baying for the suspect's blood.
Neighbors to the woman had reported to the police that there was a woman who was in their neighborhood with a baby she was not breastfeeding suspecting that baby could be the same baby who was stolen by a woman whose image was circulated by police on social media and local TV channels.
The woman who is said to have stolen the baby boy is said to have monitored her victims in the hospital for close to 10 hours before making a move on Monday morning.
The baby's father Job Ouko confirmed that her son, Prince Ouko has been recovered.
“We found the baby just as she was about to leave the estate but now police are after her,” Mr Ouko said.
Police confirm that the lady who stole the baby seems to have escaped their dragnet but they are holding her accomplice who was found with the baby.