- According to the police officer, he rescued the baby from a pit latrine on September 9, 2019, and felt the urge to celebrate the girl
- Akwaru said he organised a small party for the girl which turned out to be a big one with friends and ended up raising KSh 12,500 (R1969.85)
- The officer based at Tigoni said the baby's mom is mentally unstable and has been under the care of her ageing mom, together with the little girl
- The officer said he always visits the family to see how the girl is doing and she is always happy to see him
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Many Kenyans have the notion that most police officers can only help when there is a bribe, but that is not the case with Gabriel Akwaru.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Akwaru who is stationed at Manjiri Police Post in Togoni has been a blessing to a baby who was dumped in a pit latrine on September 9, 2019, and her family.
A year after rescuing the baby, the kind cop decided to commemorate the day with a special birthday party for the little missy.
Speaking to Briefly.co.za's sister publication TUKO.co.ke, Akwaru said the party went down on Sunday, September 13, since he was tied up on Wednesday, September 9.
"The baby has been living with the grandmother and the mum who is mentally unstable. Since I rescued the baby on September 9, 2019, I wanted us to remember the day and thus the birthday party. I was busy on September 9 and so I organised something small for the girl on Sunday, September 13. We went there with my friends and had a big cake, bale of flour and contributions amounting to KSh 12,500," he told TUKO.co.ke.
Rescuing the baby in 2019
According to Akwaru, he received a call from villagers that a baby had been thrown into a pit latrine and together with his colleagues PC Kimeu and Mwenda they had to do all they could to save the little girl.
He recounted how after pulling the baby from the latrine people ran away and was left to tend for the baby himself.
"When we removed the baby from the latrine, people ran away and were now watching from a distance. I gave her first aid to ensure that there was no waste from the latrine in her mouth. I wrapped her in my jacket and took her to Tigoni Hospital where she was put on a ventilator. I would go there to check and God is good she turned out to be okay," said Akwaru.
Akwaru said that the mother to the baby is not mentally stable and was depressed after she was chased by her husband.
"The mom threw the baby into the pit latrine and then run away to the forest. She is mentally unstable and even has a letter from Mathare Hospital. She was depressed after she was chased by her hubby. She has other children," said the kind police officer.
According to the kind man, the children's officers intervened and the lady and the baby went home under the care of her ageing mom.
"After the bay recovered, the children's department was involved. The baby was given back to the mother. The thing is that she and the child were put under her ageing mom. I always pass there to see the child and support where I can. Even if I go on transfer, I will always visit the kid. I will come here with my wife. I take this child as my own," added the officer.
Meanwhile, a baby girl who was born while still airborne is very lucky as she has been given free flights for life.
The EgyptAir flight which was headed to London from Cairo had to do an emergency landing when Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban realised she was going into labour.
According to The Independent, Nasr is a Yemen passenger and when she went into labour, the pilot diverted the service to Munich, Germany in hopes that she could reach the hospital in time.
Even will all the efforts the pilot made, the lady did not reach the hospital as she delivered a baby girl before the plane landed.
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