December 8, 2023



Kenyan baby stealer convicted after BBC expose

BBC News

By Joel Gunther & Anna Payton

September 6, 2023

A Kenyan hospital employee who was caught by the BBC selling a baby on the black market has been convicted of child trafficking.

Fred Leparan, who worked at Nairobi’s Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital, was filmed accepting $2,500 (£2,000) to sell a baby boy under the hospital’s care.

He was arrested in 2020 following a BBC Africa Eye investigation.

Leparan was charged alongside another hospital employee, Selina Awour, with child theft.

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