A village in Singore Sub-location, Nandi County is in shock after a teenage girl reportedly killed her newborn baby following a quarrel with her father.

The 18-year-old identified as Faith Jepkosgei has since been arrested. According to police, she strangled her three weeks old son in her parents house in Singore.

Citizen reports that the girl claimed to have committed the heinous act due to constant quarrels with her father. It is said the father was not happy that she got pregnant and gave birth before marriage.

The suspect, who is a Class 7 dropout, was detained at Kabiyet Police Station pending arraignment.

The child’s body, which was found lying in the sitting room, was moved to Kimbilo Funeral Home.