Reports of a nursing mother who demanded her husband to pay her before breastfeeding their baby has gone viral
25 years old Faith Nyokabi based in Kenya, is alleged to have abandoned her four months old baby in her matrimonial home, and has blatantly refused to return unless her husband, Charles Kiiri pays her the sum of Ksh.100,000 ($995) in cash
The 36-year-old Kirii, a casual labourer said that he was informed on August 1, 2018, that his wife had taken off and left their infant in the house.
Immediately he got wind of the news, he rushed home and found the baby under the care of neighbours.
He stated that he pleaded with Nyokabi to return home to breastfeed her baby but she told him that her mother had taken her to a local hospital where she had been injected with a drug that supposedly dried out her milk supply.
The frustrated husband whose hand are now tied opted to escalate the matter to the Thika Children’s Offices and was referred to Murang’a Children’s Offices.
Kiiri said the main issue between the two was occasioned by his mother in-law whom he accused of making frequent financial demands.
According to Thika Children’s Officer Lina Mwangi, the woman will be charged with child neglect and denying a child protection and care contrary to the Children’s Act.
Mwangi advised the father to look for a temporary caregiver to look after the infant under his watch as the court handles the matter