10-month-old baby drowns in basin full of water

A 10-month-old baby has reportedly drowned in a basin full of water in Matungu, Kakamega County of Kenya. 


Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the mother identified as Audrey Akumu, was doing laundry outside her home when the incident happened.


Akumu, 25, wailed attracting the attention of the area residents who retrieved the body of the baby.


The DCI statement read;


“Suddenly, she realized that the baby had gone silent and turned back to see if he was okay, only to see him drowned inside a basin full of water.

“They rushed the baby to nearby Bliss Medical Centre where the baby was pronounced dead on arrival.”


DCI further advised parents to keep their babies away from water that can end their lives. The statement added; 


“We advise parents and guardians that it is never too late to save a child’s life, even if they stop breathing.

“Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) even if a child is unresponsive and do not stop until medical professionals take over.”