The Narok Children’s office has rescued five infants abandoned in different points within the county this year.
The County Children Officer Pilot Khaemba said two new born babies were rescued this week while three others were rescued on diverse dates a fortnight ago.
The latest incident involved a new born child who was left in the chilly weather near the Narok County Referral Hospital gate on Tuesday night.
“The baby boy was found by a good Samaritan called Samuel Mwangi at 10pm. The young man had heard cries in the bush and when he approached the bush found the newborn baby fighting for his life in the chilly weather,” said Khaemba.
The man then wrapped him in a Maasai shuka and reported the incident to the police and later at the children’s office.
Khaemba said the baby is currently admitted at the Narok County Referral Hospital where the doctors have confirmed that he is in good condition.
The officer said another infant was rescued near the Narok Cottage hospital where he had been left beside the road a few hours after birth.
A police vehicle that was passing nearby found a crowd of people surrounding the baby where they took him to the Narok county referral hospital before reporting the matter to the children’s office.
The three had been abandoned on different points in the county and have been taken to Olmalaika Children home in Narok west Sub County after the children office acquired a court order allowing them to submit the children to a children’s home.
He advised the members of the public who are not in a position to take care of their children to report to his office where the children officers can be subjected to a children’s home on a willing basis.
The Officer added that the community has not fully recovered from the financial impacts that were intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that the burden of care is a huge concern to new mothers.