Police in Machakos are investigating an incident in which a newborn baby disappeared at the Machakos Level 5 hospital.
According to relatives of the woman who delivered the baby, they were unable to locate the newborn following its birth on Wednesday at around 12.00 am.
One of the woman’s brothers said nurses informed the mother that her baby, delivered through Cesarean Section, died at birth.
“My sister demanded to be shown her baby’s corpse which the hospital’s management failed to provide,” said the brother.
“The hospital’s management instead started dodging the family. This morning we were told that the management would give us a report on the matter at 2.00 pm which they didn’t.”
Machakos County Director of Medical Services Dr. Joel Mwova confirmed the incident saying the matter is under investigation.
“I was given phone number of one of the relatives, I called him to find out what exactly happened but he was in a meeting with heads of other departments. I want to get report from the nurses in charge so that I give you a comprehensive report,” said Mwova as quoted in a report by Citizen Digital.