Shock as 10-month-old baby drowns in basin full of water

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 25 Jan, 2022 13:07 | < 1 min read
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A mother in Matungu, Kakamega County is mourning the death of her 10-month-old baby who drowned in a basin full of water.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the mother Audrey Akumu was doing laundry outside her home when the incident happened.

"Suddenly, she realized that the baby had gone silent and turned back to see if he was okay, only to see him drowned inside a basin full of water," DCI said in a statement.

Akumu, 25, wailed attracting the attention of the area residents who came to retrieve the body of the baby.

"They rushed the baby to nearby Bliss Medical Centre where the baby was pronounced dead on arrival," DCI added.

DCI further advised parents to keep their babies away from water that can end their lives.

"We advise 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," DCI advised.