Police in Kenya are holding a 17-year-old girl who aborted a well-formed fetus in the school toilet and then discarded the remains in a pit latrine.
The form three girl at a school in Yatta, Kitui County was arrested on Friday evening for suspected infanticide, in a dramatic turn of events where she graduated from patient to suspect.
According to the police, the school Principal had rushed the girl to a local hospital for medical attention after she complained of stomach pains.
After her examination, the doctor concluded that the student had conducted an abortion, but was treated and later discharged.
â€śThe medical report triggered a rigorous search around the school compound, which led to the recovery of a folded blue bedsheet tossed in a pit latrine,â€ť police said.
A male fetus approximated 8-months-old was found wrapped with the sheet with a piece of a mosquito net tied around its neck.
She was immediately apprehended, with the recovered body being taken to a mortuary for autopsy.
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