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Woman Abandons Baby With Elderly Trader in Meru

An elderly food vendor is appealing for help in tracing a woman who abandoned a small baby at her place of work after tricking her.

Dorothy Kari, a food vendor found herself in a bind when a woman approached her while she was preparing food for her customers and requested that she carries her son for a while so that she can relieve herself in a church toilet which was just near where they were.

Kari said the young woman then came back and requested her to continue watching over the baby as she went into the church where she had left her mother to collect her baby’s change clothes.

She said the woman never came back and she has now been forced to abandon her business that she she operated from dawn to dusk to take care of the toddler.

The stressed elderly woman says that she has now been forced to close her business to take care of the child who needs attention always.

She urged members of the public who may have information on the whereabouts of the mother to report to the nearest police station so that they can be reunited.

She noted that the runaway mother was youthful and spoke to her in Kimbeere dialect adding she had claimed to hail from Kiminda village in Mbeere South Sub-county.

Kari said she had already reported the matter to the area chief and the police.


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