Police are holding a woman believed to have sneaked into Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) with the hope of stealing a baby.
Elizabeth Musembi is said to have attempted to get into the maternity ward disguised as a pregnant woman.
But the hospital security guards did not fall for her tricks and instead informed Kilimani Police.
“Information had been leaked to us and we indeed confirmed that that is not a genuine pregnancy,” said Kilimani OCPD, Andrew Mbogo on Friday.
“We strongly believe she would have left the hospital facility with a child not her own.”
Musembi told the police that she was in communication with a woman who had promised to give her a baby after delivery, a claim police disputed.
The suspect had allegedly tried to get pregnant but her efforts proved futile.
“Niko na shida ya kupata mtoto…nilizungumza na mama fulani aliniambia atanizalia…” the suspect said.
“Mimi naskianga Kenyatta ina watu ambao wanapata watoto na wanawaacha.”
On her person were antenatal clinic papers allegedly given to her by the woman who had promised to give her baby away.
Prior to her arraignment on Monday, the police will have the suspect go through a couple of tests.
She will then be charged with the offence of conspiracy to effect unlawful purpose contrary to section 395 (f) of the Penal Code.