A newborn baby boy was today rescued alive from the cesspit of a toilet after being allegedly abandoned there by her mum.

The tiny child was found by shocked residents visiting the loos in Shauri yako area, at the outskirts of Marsabit town next to a central chiefs office. 

“Some of the neighbors saw traces of blood stain on the woman’s clothes, upon interrogating her she refused to give details of the bizarre act, and even denied knowledge of what happened” Said Chief Hussein.

After several failed attempts to rescue the baby found wrapped in a plastic bag, they decided to inform the police, with whom they worked hand in hand to save the child. 

The baby was immediately rushed to ISMC Hospital in Marsabit town for treatment where the baby later died. 

The suspect mother who is a resident of Drib Gombo location was arrested and taken to a maternity home where it was confirmed that she had given birth to a baby.

She was handed over to the police for further investigation and possible prosecution.