Embu Woman Rep rescues mother of one-month-old baby locked at Embu women’s prison

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 26 Nov, 2022 14:35 | < 1 min read
Rosemary Murugi (left) together with Embu county woman representive Pamela Njoki Njeru when the latter secured a bond for her at Embu prison.

Embu county Woman Representative Pamela Njoki Njeru has rescued a mother of a one-month-old baby who was remanded at Embu women's prison for failing to secure a bond of Ksh30,000.

Rosemary Murugi who underwent a caesarean operation (C-Section) during delivery encountered difficulties while in prison, as a result, the wound became loose and pus started emanating from her stomach.

Trouble started when Murugi was arrested and charged over allegations of theft where she was apprehended in Embu court to face charges.

She was however released on a bond of Ksh30,000 which she failed to pay before she was locked up at Embu women's prison.

While addressing the press in tears after the woman representative secured her freedom she narrated how her C-Section wound started deteriorating because of the tasks she performed in the prison as she could not be allowed to stay idle when her other inmates were performing various activities within the prison.

She said she could not get the requisite food that would provide enough milk for her one-month-old child that she was with at the prison.

"I have really suffered but I want to thank the woman representative for coming for my aide, my caesarean operation wound developed complications," she said.

Njoki said it was unfortunate what Rosemary went through urging women who will encounter such experiences to report to her office so that assistance can be accorded.

"My office is open for all and this issue could not have happened if I was aware, locking up a person who underwent a caesarean operation two months ago is inhuman," she said.