A couple which had delivered five children at The Nakuru Level 5 Hospital on Wednesday, February 1 is now mourning the death of the quintuplets.
According to Dr Aisha Maina, the hospital’s superintendent, all five children died on Thursday morning, February 2.
Bahati Member of Parliament (MP) Irene Njoki, who visited the couple at the hospital.
“A sad ending. Rest in Peace (RIP) to the five angels,” Bahati Member of Parliament Irene Njoki who visited the couple at the hospital wrote.
Njoki was among those who visited parents Simon Ndung’u and Margaret Wangui in the hospital and donated basic essential goods for the family.
The children were born prematurely at 7 months weighing between 500 grams and 650 grams, prompting the hospital’s medical team to place them under incubation for life support.
On February 1, Ndung’u, a matatu tout, speaking to journalists stated that he did not expect his wife to deliver five children.
“The pre-natal scans indicated that she (Wangui) was expecting three children. It was an ultrasound during her last trimester which revealed the other two,” he stated.
The 28-year-old had pleaded with the public to step in and financially help as he could not sustain all six of his children on his tout salary.
Following the young man’s cry, friends had offered the couple some gifts for the infants before their deaths were pronounced.
This is the third death related to the birth of quintuplets in the country. In 2019, a woman from Kakamega who delivered five children died while receiving treatment in a hospital.