Residents of Matungu, a small village in Kakamega county, were saddened to find out that 10-month-old baby of Audrey Akumu had drowned in a basin of water Monday evening. According to a report released by the Kenya Police on Tuesday morning, Audrey was doing her family’s laundry outside her house ,when the baby slipped into the basin and couldn’t get back up.
According to DCI, Akumu was alerted by the baby’s silence after a while, and when she turned to check on him, she discovered the baby drowned inside the basin. Efforts to get the baby to a hospital were futile after the baby was declared dead upon arrival.
“Suddenly, she realized that the baby had gone silent and turned back to see if he was okay, only to see him drowned inside a basin full of water,” said DCI.
“The young mother started running around confused as she wailed, attracting her neighbors who came running and retrieved the baby from the water. They rushed the baby to nearby Bliss Medical Centre where the baby was pronounced dead on arrival.”