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Newborn Baby Rescued from a Pit Latrine

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A new born baby has been rescued from a pit latrine in Bukoto, Kampala.
Henry Kalulu, spokesperson of the Kampala Metropolitan Police, says the baby was rescued by Fire Brigade officers just hours after her birth. He says the mother of the child, only known by her first name, Gloria, is on the run.
Gloria arrived in Kampala from Mbarara a fortnight ago. She stayed at a friend's home in Bukoto and was preparing to give birth to her baby.
At about 5:30 on Thursday morning, Gloria gave birth. She walked to the pit latrine, dumped her baby there and fled.
Several people in the neighborhood heard the cries of the infant and reported the matter to the police. They also stormed the home where Gloria was staying and attempted to lynch her two friends, Rachel Namutebi and Susan Tuhumwire, for their alleged role in the matter.
Namutebi and Tuhumwire were rescued from the mob by the police.
The child was taken to Mulago Hospital.
Dr. Isaac Ezati, Deputy Director of Mulago Hospital, says the baby is in the Intensive Care ward. He says no one has come to check on the child or claim her since her rescue.

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