Fear has engulfed a village in Tharaka Nithi county after a child was found suckling its dead mother in a bush.
The deceased, identified as Purity Kathomo was discovered in a bush naked on January 12, at Tunyai village
Area Resident identified as Stephen Kinyua said he heard a child crying and on checking, he found the young one suckling on the dead woman.
The Kibuka Assistant chief Mathew Kabira while confirming the incident said Kinyua was walking along Skylimit road when the insistent crying of the baby attracted his attention.
It is alleged that she was murdered by assailants.
The body was taken to Chuka county hospital mortuary as investigations on the death continue.