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At Nairobi Dump, Abandoned Babies Found Amid Trash

Shadrack Musyoka has been sorting garbage at this city’s Ngong dumping site for 20 years. He keeps a log of how many containers he fills for sale to recycling companies. But since 2013, he has also kept another list. Sixteen newborn babies, it reads, were found in the trash in 2015, up from the 12 he recorded in 2013. Some were discovered alive and put up for adoption, but not all. Musyoka recalls being at the dump early one morning when a teacher, walking by on her way to a nearby...

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