A breastfeeding woman collapsed and failed on her way home from a water visage in Ng’aratuko village, Baringo North subcounty.
The 38 year old, Emily Chebon, gave birth to her fifth child 3 weeks old.
The cause of death has not been caught on but residers suspect it could be hunger. She was touring back home when she collapsed and failed on the spot. No bone could incontinently tell the cause, ” elder Richard Chelal said.
Chebon was among hundreds of displaced bandit attack victims.
Her unemployed hubby Henry Chesut, a former National Police Reservist, wasn’t at home at the time.
He was patrolling the pervious borders with other men to keep down bandits.
The area borders Tiaty, where a contingent of security officers is presently carrying out an operation to flash out fortified bandits.
Chebon was carrying a 20- litre jerrycan filled with muddy water and was holding the hand of her four- time-old son when she failed at 4 pm on Wednesday.
It was the boy’s riots when his mama collapsed that attracted the attention of the townies, who rushed over to help.
“ We couldn’t help because we set up her formerly lying breathless. We just advised police who came and transported the body to the mortuary, ” Chelal said.
Baringo North police commander Fred Odinga verified the incident.
He said the cause of the death couldn’t be caught on incontinently.
Odinga said police took the body to Baringo Referral Hospital mortuary to awaitpostmortem.Chelal said they believe Chebon failed of hunger- related complications.
He said they’ve not gathered any crop in the last three times after the rains failed.
It has also been a long time since they entered any food from government, Chelal added. We’re really suffering and sweat dying of hunger, we do n’t know where to run, ” he said.
Resident Rebbeca Tonje prompted well- provision to intermediate and deliver the three- week-old child.
“ The departed woman’s mama – in- law is sick and impaired so she can not take care of the orphaned baby, ” she said.
Tonje said Chebon’s family is among the numerous in Ng’aratuko vill that have been displaced and their beast stolen by bandits.
“ We’re really gaping at menial poverty. We’re appealing to the government to supply us with food and migrate us, ” she said.
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