Woman pretending to be an online customer steals a baby while collecting goods
A mother seeks help in locating her nine-month-old son who was stolen from her home in Mombasa on Monday by a woman posing as a customer.
Tina Kadhini Sammy, said the alleged thief was posing as an online customer to purchase wigs. Tina sells beauty products and clothing through online platforms.
On Monday, a woman posing as a customer called, claiming she wanted to buy a wing. Tina invited the woman to her home in the Kazandani neighborhood of Bamburi.
In December of last year, the same woman bought wigs from Tina.
The unidentified woman arrived at Tina’s home accompanied by a 10-year-old girl who she said was her daughter. The 10-year-old left the house with the son and has since disappeared without a trace.
She associates the disappearance of her son with her ex-husband. Tina said the husband orchestrated their son’s robbery after taking him to IFAD for neglect of his children, a claim he has since denied.
Tina insisted on Wednesday that she filed a complaint with the police, but when contacted Kazandani OCPD Shadrack Bondo said she did not.
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“Please bring my child back, he is my only hope and my only happiness, he is too young to be without me and he is used to me,” she said.
Tina said the woman was short, black in complexion and had tattoos on her arms.
The 25-year-old mother who runs an online store from her home said the woman had cheated on her and used the girl to steal her son.
“The woman got out before me and before I could join her she was gone,” she explained.
Tina said motorcyclists confirmed to her that the woman rode a bicycle with a little girl and baby and headed into town.
The motorcyclist who carried her said she got off at the junction of Bamburi and Mtwapa and refused to reveal her destination.
She said the woman stayed home for four hours and even offered to buy her chicken for iftar.
However, the miner’s father, Santo Taki, said he was surprised and angered by his ex-lover who stormed his parents’ house in Tudor, accusing him of stealing the baby and demanding that they make the disappearance of the child.
Taki said that since their divorce in 2020, he has never been in communication with Tina and does not know where she lives.
“How do I take my 9 month old child who deserves to be with his mother?” I don’t even know where she’s staying. We have been in secrecy since our divorce in 2020, ”Taki said.