Kenyan Woman Fakes PREGNANCY With Ballon (Photo)

Physinews: A woman shocked the nurses at Othaya District
Hospital on Wednesday as she attached a
balloon underneath her cloth, pretending to be
in an advanced stage of pregnancy.

A 21-year-old woman, Ms Purity Kiritu, was
rushed to Othaya District hospital in Nairobi
Kenya at 7: 30pm on wednesday after she
claimed to be in labour at .

The lady was brought into the hospital by her
mother-in-law, Ms Josephine Wairimu, whom
she had visited four days before she was “due.”

The nurses examined Kiritu and she was even
admitted to the preparation room.

However, a
nurse noticed something suspicious about her
pregnancy. On checking, she was shocked to
find a red, inflated balloon.

She attached the balloon underneath her cloth,
pretending to be in an advanced stage of

The nurse alerted the hospital’s authorities.

Police were immediately informed without the
woman’s knowledge.

Police responded promptly and bundled the
woman off for questioning.

According to Nyeri
South Deputy OCPD Jefferson Ali who
confirmed the incident, the balloon was also
seized as an exhibit.

Ali revealed the woman’s residence, saying that
she lives in Nairobi’s Dandora Estate with her
husband, a boda-boda operator, and the
couple are yet to have their own children.
quotes an officer who is well-aware of the
incident as suggesting that the suspect might
have been plotting to walk off with a baby from
the house or was seeking a referral to Pumwani
Hospital in Nairobi.

He said the strategy was a common tactic used
by people who steal babies.

The main motive behind her action is yet
unclear as police continue to examine the

Ms Kiritu was arraigned in court on Thursday
for her actions but was ordered to have a
mental test run on her. She will remain in police
custody until September 2.
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