Police in Nandi are holding a woman accused of ‘operating’ on her four-year-old son.
35-year-old Irene Chemutai is said to have cut her son’s belly with an intent to collect money from well-wishers under the guise that the boy needed a kidney transplant.
Upon realizing that her son was unconscious, Chemutai fled her home in Kapsabet, leaving the boy bleeding profusely from the wound inflicted on him.
While confirming the incident, Kipture Location Chief Cleophas Bunei said the child was rushed to Kapsabet County Referral, where he is currently undergoing treatment. The boy is out of danger.
Chemutai was arrested at her hideout on Saturday evening and is being held at Kapsabet police station pending further investigations and arraignment in court on Monday.
Area chief condemned the incident and warned residents against resorting to dangerous acts such as that of Chemutai.