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Evans and Calister Ratemo watch as baby Fenesensia Kemunto’s grandmother holds her when the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital and police handed her over to them.

A baby who was stolen from the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital on Monday has been re-united with her parents.

Ms Calister Kemunto and her husband, Evans Ratemo, were handed three-month old Fenesensia Kemunto by hospital authorities and police officers.

In an interview with nation.co.ke, Ms Kemunto described the two days their baby was missing as ‘hell on earth.’

“God has indeed answered our prayers. We have been shuttling between the hospital and the Kisii Police Station recording statements and finding out the status of their investigations,” Ms Kemunto said.

She said that she received the good news on Thursday morning.

“We received a call from Nyakoe Location Chief Jared Okong’o asking us to rush to the hospital to identify an abandoned baby.”

“We stopped what we were doing and rushed to where the chief directed us to go. All this time, I was hoping and praying that that the abandoned baby was indeed ours. On reaching the hospital, we were told to wait as she was being examined,” said Ms Kemunto.

“I was calm. I obliged and waited. When she was brought to us, tears rolled down my cheeks. It was my daughter. She had her trademark smile on,” she added.

The baby’ father thanked the hospital staff to availing the CCTV footage to law enforcement officers as well as the media for highlighting the issue.

According to hospital staff, the girl was discovered near the hospital’s old gate early Thursday morning.

Kisii Level Six hospital Superintendent Dr Enock Ondari said the hospital will install more CCTV cameras.