Mombasa, KENYA: A Mombasa court on Monday heard that a woman attempted to throw a seven day old baby in a bore hole; after the alleged father neglected her.
Police officer based at Makupa police station Ms Biberone Umazi told the court that Shantel Samar Matano attempted to throw her baby in a borehole.
“Upon investigation Shantel said her boy friend requested her to carry out abortion since he was not ready to to cater for a baby,” Umazi said.
Margret Machigambi, a witness who resides a few metres from Shantel, told the court that the accused person whom she knew for many years; was drunk at the time she attempted to throw her baby inside the borehole.
Shantel pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempting to throw a baby.
She allegedly committed the offence in July at Moroto slums in Tudor area; within Mombasa county.
Machigambi also added that the borehole was next to the house rented by the accused person and that neighbours managed to rescue the baby before she threw her away.
The court will on Wednesday (22nd September) rule whether the accused person has a case to answer.