By Enyichukwu Enemanna
A Kenyan woman who allegedly threw her 8-month-old baby into the Indian Ocean at Mombasa County’s Likoni Ferry on Sunday, has been arrested and is currently being questioned at the Ferry Police station.
The police said the child who was immediately rescued is recuperating fairly at the Red Cross rescue centre as investigation continues.
“[She] was rushed for first aid at the Red Cross Centre, treated and discharged in fair condition and her mother taken to the police station for interrogation,” the police report read.
In a video that has since gone viral, the coast guards in collaboration with bystanders and divers are seen acting promptly to save the infant.
In a statement on Sunday, the Kenya Red Cross said the infant was safe and at the rescue centre.
“Heroic intervention at the Likoni ferry crossing. An 8-month-old child, miraculously saved after a distressing incident in the Indian Ocean, is now safe at the Kenya Red Cross rescue centre. Thanks to swift action and our heartfelt gratitude to the rescue team,” Kenya Red Cross said.