Police in Kabiyet, Nandi County are holding on an 18-year-old woman who allegedly strangled her newborn baby to death after a quarrel with her father.

The suspect, Faith Jepkosgei, police say killed her three-weeks-old son in her parents’ house in Singore Sub-location.

The girl claimed to have committed the act due to constant quarrels from her father as to why she gave birth before marriage.

The child’s body was found lying in the sitting room and has been moved to Kimbilo Funeral Home.

The class seven dropout is being held at Kabiyet Police Station pending arraignment.

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