An eight-year-old boy suffocated to death on Sunday, June 11, in Bumula, Bungoma County, Kenya, when his mother left him in a locked car.
The 37-year-old woman and her 60-years-old lover were said to have gone to a hotel room near Mateka market and left the child in the vehicle without the engine running.
Mateka location Chief Julius Barasa, who confirmed the development said the woman was identified as Christine Nasimiyu.
“They left him with three bottles of soda but the baby died due to lack of fresh air,”
Angry mob almost lynched the couple but were rescued by a team of police.
The two were arrested and taken to the Bumula Police Station while the body of the boy was deposited at the Bungoma County Referral Hospital mortuary.
Joseph Lupao, a children’s welfare officer, condemned the two for abandoning the child in the car.
“This is absurd and very wrong – a child has died due to carelessness. They should be charged in court,” he said.
Source: NTV Kenya