CRIME SCENE

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

The mother was doing the family’s laundry as her baby played just behind her

In Summary

•They rushed the baby to nearby Bliss Medical Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival.

•Audrey Akumu, 25, was doing the family’s laundry as her baby played  just behind her

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Residents in Matungu, Kakamega County, are mourning after a 10-month old baby drowned in a basin full of water yesterday evening.

Audrey Akumu, 25, was doing the family’s laundry outside her house in Ejinja village as her baby played just behind her.

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

"The young mother raised an alarm, alerting the neighbours who helped retrieve the baby from the water basin," DCI said.

They rushed the baby to nearby Bliss Medical Centre and was pronounced dead on arrival.

"We share our deepest sympathies with Audrey, her relatives and friends as they try to come to terms with the loss of their little angel," DCI said.

Meanwhile, the DCI advises 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."

Attached is a brief guide that if we’ll mastered, could save your child’s life in case of an emergency.