Police in Nairobi have arrested a woman after she confessed to killing her infant child.

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Mercy Chepngeno was arrested on Friday after she revealed that she had killed her son by strangling and then dumped him at a garbage point.

The 22-year old said she was the one whose son was found dumped at the Nairobi Meteorological Department staff quarters.

According to the DCI, Chepngeno will now be charged with infanticide.