A 25-year-old woman , Faith Nyokabi , was on Tuesday arrested in Thika town, Kenya for allegedly refusing to breastfeed her baby unless she was paid by her husband.
Nyokabi reportedly abandoned her four – month – old baby at her matrimonial home in Kiganjo Estate over a week ago and refused to return without receiving Ksh. 100, 000 ($995 ) in cash from her husband , Charles Kiiri , reports Citizen TV Kenya .
According to the 36- year – old Kirii , a casual labourer, he was informed on August 1 , 2018 , that his wife had taken off and left their infant in the house.
He reportedly rushed home and found the baby under the care of neighbours . Kiiri pleaded with Nyokabi to return home to breastfeed her baby but she told him that her mother had taken her to a local hospital where she had been injected with a drug that supposedly dried out her milk supply.
Nyokabi told her husband, she wouldn’ t come back home unless he gave her the money.
She will be charged with child neglect and denying a child protection and care contrary to the Children ’ s Act of Kenya.