In Summary
  • Hospital Matron Florence Ogero said the deaths were caused by “disseminated cardiovascular collapse”— complications related to the heart and blood vessels.

  • While describing the deaths as “God's plan, which I could do nothing to control”, Ms Ogero added that the infants were underweight.

The quintuplets who were born at Matata Nursing Home in Oyugis town on Sunday morning are no more.

Two— a boy and a girl— died immediately after birth while three — two boys and a girl— died at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, where they had been taken for care, on Tuesday morning.

33 WEEKS

Of the last three, one died on Sunday night at 11pm while the other two died at 6am on Tuesday.

They had been incubated at the Kisii hospital because they were born prematurely — at 33 instead of the normal 40 weeks.

Their mother Jacinta Ochieng, 30, is still admitted to the hospital.

Health officials at the Kisii hospital said the babies suffered pneumonia and other birth- related complications before their arrival at the facility.

Hospital Matron Florence Ogero said the deaths were caused by “disseminated cardiovascular collapse”— complications related to the heart and blood vessels.

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