KNH baby theft suspect linked to another child theft case

Edinah Kemunto, 29, suspect who stole two-week old baby Prince Ouko at KNH. []

A 29-year old woman linked to the theft of a two-week old baby at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) could be a serial child thief.

This emerged on Monday after Police from the Child Protection Unit told the court that Ednah Kerubo may have been involved in the theft of another child three years ago.

Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot heard that on September 2015, a complainant by the name Caroline Kingori reported a child theft case at the DCI headquarters and her recount of events fits what the suspect did at KNH with baby Prince.

Kingori’s description of the child thief matches Kerubo’s.

“On September 25, 2015 complainant Caroline Kaumbi Kingori reported a case of child stealing at DCI headquarters..the modus operandi used by the suspect is similar to the incident which occurred on February 18 at KNH,” the officers told the court according to Nairobi News.

The officers then asked the court to give them three days to detain her at Muthaiga Police Station as they dug further into the case.

Kerubo hit the headlines last week after a twin boy named Prince went missing from KNH on Monday at around 11am.

The boy’s father, Job Ouko narrated that before Kerubo got hold of his son she endeared herself to them and gained their trust.

She later fled with the infant on a motorbike to her Kawangware home where she was nabbed the following day and locked up at Kileleshwa Police Station.

Kerubo will appear in court today where she will be formally charged with theft of a child.