CEO of Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital Dr. Emma Mutio and two others have been arrested following a baby stealing syndicate exposed by the BBC. Ms. Mutio is in police custody together with the hospital’s administrator Dr. Regina Musembi and a social worker Mr. Makallah Fred Leparan.
The stolen babies are mostly trafficked within Umoja and Embakasi area. Dr. Mutio and Dr. Musembi were alleged to be accomplices based on information obtained from Mr. Leparan as to their involvement in the crime.
In the BBC exposé clip, the hospital was mentioned where there is ongoing sale of babies at a varying cost of between Sh100,000 and Sh300,000. The exposé showed Mr. Leparan negotiating with an undercover journalist in a well-planned plot to sell a child who had been abandoned at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital.
According to the video clip, Mr. Leparan is seen receiving a substantial sum of money after handing over three abandoned children to the journalist. The children were later found at Imani Rehabilitation Agency.
The syndicate involves a well-organized criminal gang that is operating within the country whose other players are yet to be established. The two doctors are believed to have aided Mr. Leparan in the commission of the said crime,