The mother of a one-year-old baby girl who was stolen from their home in Funyula, Busia county, could not control her emotions as police reunited her with her daughter.
Baby Gladwel Zawadi was rescued after a three-day meticulous operation that saw the suspect, Electine Obonyo, arrested and detained.
Zawadi was stolen from the doorsteps of their house on November 16, as her nanny went about the daily house chores.
She was busy doing laundry a few steps from the house when she turned back to find the baby missing.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI), detectives backed up by general duty police officers embarked on a mission to trace baby Zawadi immediately after the family reported the matter Funyula police station.
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.
Detectives confirmed that Zawadi was rescued in good health and was reunited with her mother Anne Nanjumbia, who sobbed uncontrollably at the sight of her baby.
“As if to celebrate her imminent reunion with her mother, baby Zawadi beamed with excitement in the arms of one of our officers, who cooed her reassuringly,” DCI stated.
The suspect is currently detained at Bumala police station awaiting court arraignment.