Mother dead after jumping from moving ambulance after son dies en route to hospital


Mother dead after jumping from moving ambulance after son dies en route to hospital
Kajiado County ambulance that was carrying Naiso Leslie and her son Solomon Lesie. PHOTO|NANCY CHEPKOECH

A 26-year-old expectant woman and her son aged two years died on Saturday in a horrifying incident in Kajiado County.

The woman identified as Naiso Leslie jumped from a moving ambulance after her ailing son, Solomon Lesie, succumbed to the illness as he was being rushed to the Kajiado Referral Hospital.

The boy had been attended to at the Bisil Health Centre before it was recommended that he be transferred to the county referral hospital.

According to a police report on the incident, the woman opened the rear door of the county government ambulance and jumped to her death on seeing that her son’s condition had worsened.

“On reaching at the location of the accident, the mother of the ailing child opened the rear door of the vehicle upon sensing that the boy condition was worsening, she jumped out of the moving vehicle and as a result, she sustained multiple injuries,” states the report.

Both the child and the mother were rushed to the Kajiado Refferal Hospital where the boy was pronounced dead on arrival while the mother succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment.

The bodies were moved to the same hospital’s mortuary while the ambulance was towed to the Kajiado Police Station for inspection.

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Story By Nancy Chepkoech
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