Bodies of two babies have been found during a clean-up of a river in  Nairobi, Kenya.

This is the eighth such discovery in recent months.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has called for an investigation into what he called a worrying trend.

Several workers were cleaning up the badly polluted Nairobi River that flows through Korogocho when they found the bodies in a plastic bag.

One was still breathing but could not be saved.

They were buried near where they were discovered after the police said the parents could not be identified.

Officials believe the bodies are being dumped in the city’s rivers as a result of abortions, which are illegal in most cases in Kenya.

Governor Sonko believes that hospitals and clinics are dumping the bodies after performing abortions.

He has given his officials a week to investigate the issue.

 

-BBC