A two-month-old baby died after falling into hot porridge following a confrontation between a group of women over a Sh1,000 debt in Homa Bay.
According to reports by The Standard Digital a group of women had invaded the house of the baby’s mother to demand for some chama money she owed them.
It is alleged that the woman had borrowed Sh2,500 from the group but had already repaid Sh1,500 but a group of women went to her home to demand the balance.
Witnesses say one of the women picked a 16-kilogram bag of maize from her house, leading to a confrontation.
In the ensuing chaos, the baby slipped from her hands and fell into the boiling porridge.
Assistant Chief of South East Kabuoch Sub-location, Benson Adongo, said the boy died while being taken to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital for treatment.
It is reported that died in Rodi Kopany Township on the way to the referral hospital where the family and neighbours were taking him for treatment