A 41-year-old woman on Tuesday surrendered to the police after she allegedly killed her two months old baby in Weseges, Subukia Sub County, Nakuru.
The woman identified as Gladys Korir had attempted to commit suicide after committing the crime.
Subukia sub-county police commander Edward Imbwaga who confirmed the incident said the woman went into hiding after killing her baby.
The suspect who is in police custody is suspected to have hit baby Iyvene Cherono with a blunt object on Sunday night after a quarrel with her husband, William Korir.
“The mother who went missing after allegedly killing her two months old baby is being interrogated,” said Imbwaga as quoted by standardmedia.co.ke.
The police commander said they have launched investigations into the incident adding that the husband is also being held in police custody to help with the investigations.
Lilian Terer, a neighbor, said that on Sunday night, Gladys tried to commit suicide by hanging herself on a tree branch but escaped and went into hiding after seeing neighbors who were alerted by the husband.
“We saw mother to the baby holding a rope she had planned to hang herself with, but she went into hiding to avoid being arrested,” said Terer.
Chairman of Nyumba kumi Sammy Ng'eno said the two who manufacture and sell illicit brew for a living, had a disagreement on Sunday night.
At around 1am, William raised alarm and started knocking on neighbors’ door claiming that his wife had killed their child.
“He did not, however, disclose reason to why Gladys had killed the said child. He was just crying,” said Ng’eno.