A section of residents of Tassia, Embakasi constituency, Nairobi was on Tuesday shocked after they found a body of a newborn abandoned at a garbage site.
The baby’s body had been covered in a piece of clothing and placed inside a carton that was found at the garbage site.
A man who collects cartons and other items for sale was scavenging the site when he came across a carton which had the newborn inside before alerting local residents.
A witness who works as a barber at a nearby shopping center said, the carton must have been dropped in the wee hours of Tuesday.
It is unknown whether the baby, whose age was approximated to be about a week old, died before being abandoned at the garbage site.
Shocked residents condemned the incident and called on the police to investigate the matter.
Police have since launched investigations.
On Monday, police in Kajiado County launched an investigation where a three-day-old baby was found dumped, the baby girl was found abandoned under a mugumo tree near SDA Church in Ngong Town.
A guard manning a nearby premise heard baby cries and called officers from Ngong Police Station at around 6 am.
Kajiado North sub-County Police Commander Felistar Mukunjura said that the baby was rushed to Ngong Sub-county hospital where she is recuperating.