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Woman arraigned for dumping baby in open field

A middle-aged woman from Koisugur Village in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County was on Monday morning charged with abandoning her four-month-old baby in an open field.

Beatrice Kiplagat was arraigned before Senior Resident Magistrate Hezron Nyaberi.

The court heard that on November 8 at 4pm at Koisugur Village,  the suspect dumped her baby on the grazing land.

The baby was rescued by residents, who reported the matter to area chief.

The suspect denied the charge, and was released on a Ksh5, 000 bond.

The case will be heard on November 27, 2018.

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