A 21-year-old woman was caught with a balloon tucked in her clothes under the guise of being pregnant in order to steal a baby from a hospital.The suspect identified as Purity Kiritu was admitted at Othaya District Hospital, Kenya on Wednesday, August 24th, atabout 7:30 pm after pretending she was in labour.
After preparing a labour room for delivery, the nurses were shocked to find a red inflated balloon neatly tucked under her clothes.
The hospital authorities informed the local police who came to the hospital and arrested the woman. Purity reportedly travelled from Nairobi to Murang’a four days ago to stay with her mother-in-law Ms. Josephine Wairimu where she would deliver.
Other reports say that she was under pressure from her husband to give him a child. A police officer who spoke anonymously said the fake pregnancy was just a ploy to steal a baby from the hospital.