Street families within Nairobi are losing their children to a mysterious woman who befriends them briefly then takes off with their children.
Her latest victim, Gladwell wanja lost her two year old daughter Gift Wanjiku who was stolen on Saturday 23rd March at 1.pm.
She says the lady in question always brought them some milk and bread and at on point even asked her if she was willing to sell her baby but she refused.
Wanja narrates how her baby was playing on Latema street where they stay, when she noticed the baby sweating and decided to go get her some drinking water only to come back and the baby was nowhere.
A hawker on the street says he saw the woman who took the child and when questioned, the woman said she is the baby’s grandmother.
“A man who sells cigarettes on that street saw the lady who took the child. He just said she is light in complexion and heavily built. I immediately knew who she is because she has been bringing us milk from time to time.” She said
The street Mother who has been surviving along the streets of Latema road, says the only thing the woman told her during one of her previous visits is that she was from Uthiru.
Wanja is now calling on anyone who has seen her child to call her through the numbers 0722824814
In November 2018, Sharon Mwende, another street mother lost her one month old baby after a woman with a similar description tricked her that there was free baby food being given in Ngara.
Mwende who lives along Luthuli avenue, then boarded an Eastleigh bound matatu heading towards Ngara only for her to wake up in Eastleigh hours later and without her baby.
Just like Gladwell, Mwende said the woman had earlier asked her to sell her child but she refused.
In September 2018, Elizabeth Mwikali walked into Ghetto Radio offices seeking help to locate her five month old son, Isaac who was snatched from her as she slept in the streets of Gikomba market.
The street mum reported that two women had approached her the previous night,bought her food and later offered to buy her a blanket which she refused after sensing they were up to no good.