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Mother starved newborn baby to death because she was born without eyes and deformed nose

By Mason White 3:19 PM August 31, 2017
Mariam Mwakombo
Mariam Mwakombo
By: Mason White  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

Police launched an investigation after a mother admitted to starving her newborn baby to death because the child was cursed, according to police in Kenya.

Mombasa police are questioning the family of 22-year-old Mariam Mwakombo, after they decided to starve the baby girl to death because she was born with deformities.

The baby’s father, Hassan Kitoto, said that the girl was born without eyes and a deformed nose.

Mwakombo said that she was scared of her baby and refused to feed her.

Mwakombo claimed that according to her tradition, deformed babies are supposed to be dumped in the woods because they are cursed and a bad omen for the family.

The father claimed that he did not have enough money to get to a hospital, and decided to starve the baby according to the advice he received from the elders of his village.

Doctors suspect that the baby suffered from anophthalmia, which means that the eyes failed to form in the womb.

After the girl died on Sunday, at around 7:00 p.m., the family buried her outside of their home in order to ward off curses.