Mother arrested in Mombasa attempting to give away her baby

A mother in Mombasa has been arrested after attempting to give away his baby immediately after delivery.

Josephine Kariuki Muthoni, 27 has been arrested alongside one Chinese and a Singaporean for child trafficking by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Ms. Muthoni is said to have given birth at Mombasa Hospital before instructing the hospital staff to give away the baby to Mr. Mahesh Chudasama and Neo Kian Fu.

Confirming the incident DCI George Kinoti said that they went to the hospital to inquire about the incident and met the mother at the maternity ward where she recorded a statement.


Ms. Muthoni is said to have made an agreement with a lawyer that she will rent her womb in exchange for Ksh 30,000 per month, Ksh 28,500 each month and a final payment of Ksh 500,000 after the necessary paper work have gone through the court.

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“They produced a copy of a letter from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board allegedly signed by its chairman, Prof George Magoha, and dated November 11, 2016. The letter authorised the doctor the expansion of the spectrum of assisted reproductive technology (ART) service in Mombasa,” the DCI stated.

The 12 days baby boy was taken to Baby Life Rescue Centre as he waits for application of protection and care from the children’s court in Mombasa.

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