Bodies of infants recovered from Nairobi river

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Bodies of 16 infants and 5 adults have been recovered from the river since the launch of the clean-up in 2019

Two more bodies of infants were on Monday morning retrieved from the river by the Comb Green team working in Korogocho area.

 Bodies of 16 infants and 5 adults have been retrieved from the river since the launch of the Nairobi River Restoration Project in 2019. 

The Comb Green team members spotted a bag floating in the river and when he opened it, they found the remains of an infant. Minutes later, they found another body of a girl around the same area.

Governor Mike Sonko is now calling on the police to come up with practical solutions to curb the increased cases of abortion in slum areas and the dumping of the foetuses in rivers. 

 “The police have a big role to play. l know they have been working tirelessly to curb this vice but it is beginning to resurface. They will need to be more vigilant,” Sonko said.

Children’s rights organisations have also called on mothers and women of child-bearing ages to go to them for counselling.