Woman Arrested as Detectives Rescue Baby Stolen in Funyula

Woman in handcuffs

A one-year-old baby girl stolen from her home in Funyula, Busia county, has finally been found and reunited with her biological mother.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Baby Gladwel Zawadi was rescued after a three-day meticulous operation.

The baby was found in Mabatini area within Busia County on Thursday evening where one Electine Obonyo was arrested.

Baby Zawadi went missing on November 16.

Police suspect that Obonyo stole the baby from the doorstep of their house as her nanny went about daily house chores.

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“She was busy doing laundry a few steps from the house when she turned back to find the baby missing,” DCI said.

The mother immediately filed a report at Funyula Police Station where detectives swung into action to bring the minor home.

“For three days, the team following leads provided by witnesses tracked the suspect down and finally pounced on her last evening, in Mabatini area of Busia town,” DCI added.

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The baby, DCI said, was rescued in good health and reunited with her mother Anne Nanjumbia, who sobbed uncontrollably at the sight of the fruit of her womb.

The suspect is currently being held at Bumala police station pending arraignment in court.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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