Police Thika, Kiambu County have arrested a 36-year-old woman after she allegedly stole a 5-day-old baby at a hotel in Thika town.

According to Dorcas Kivuva the child’s mother
the baby who was born at Thika Level Five Hospital had been stolen by her 2-month-old friend.

She further revealed that she met Joyce Wamaitha, the prime suspect when she was seven months pregnant after they started sharing about life challenges.

However, at the hotel, Wamaitha who was holding the baby all along paid the bills using an Mpesa transaction even before they started enjoying the meal.

Minutes after Kivuva moved to wash her hands to join Wamaitha at the table, the suspect suddenly disappeared in a vehicle that was waiting for her outside the hotel.

Kivuva revealed that Wamaitha was arrested days after she reported the matter to police who tracked her using various technological methods.

“I almost fainted after I realized she had fled with my child. I was however helped by women who surrounded me after I screamed severally. With their help, I managed to hold it up before I recorded a statement with the police,” she added.