NYANZA, 1 March 2021 – A 23-year-old woman in Ng’ope village, is facing murder charges for reportedly beheading her one-year-old son allegedly because her son refused to be breastfed.
Ng’ope is in Konyango Sub-Location in North Kabyoch Location, close to Lake Victoria and about 383km from the capital, Niaorbi.
Neighbors say the baby was in some discomfort and crying at about 9pm.
When the mother tried but failed to get him to breastfeed, she left the baby on a chair, walked away and came back with a sharp panga.
She reportedly picked up the child from the chair and threw him to the floor, but as the baby continued crying, she used the panga to slit his throat.
The woman had to be rescued from the hands of irate neighbors who wanted to lynch her, successfully surrendering her into the custody of the police.
The woman’s spouse was away from the home at the time of the incident. Public health and security officials are working together to determine if the woman has mental issues.