Another body of infant retrieved from Nairobi River

Youth cleaning Nairobi River. 22 bodies have been recovered from the river since restoration works began COURTESY

Just ten days after retrieving two bodies of infants from Nairobi River, youth cleaning the river have retrieved another one.

This brings to 17 the number of infant bodies that have been retrieved from the river since the cleaning exercise started.

After retrieval of the body which was still attached to the placenta, the group of youth reported the matter at Kariobangi police station then proceeded to bury it.

So far, 22 bodies (five of adults) have been retrieved from Nairobi River since the clean-up exercise kicked off in July 2018.

According to the youth who are doing the clean-up exercise, once they retrieve the bodies of infants in the river, they make a report to the police then accord the infants’ proper burial.