According to Standard Media, quick action by police officers in Bungoma town in Kenya averted an ugly scene after angry residents attempted to burn down a clinic following the death of a Standard Seven pupil suspected to have procured abortion at the facility.
They were in the process of dousing the facility with petrol when anti-riot police officers arrived and rescued the terrified medical practitioner who residents accused of being behind frequent cases of abortions.
Police took the girl’s body to Bungoma County Hospital mortuary as the doctor was also arrested and locked up at the Bungoma Police Station.
“We have arrested the doctor and now we will take him to court. Wananchi should be patient,” said Bungoma County Police Commandant Charles Munyoli.
LifeNews Note: Carole Novielli is the author of the blog Saynsumthn, where this article originally appeared.