Two quintuplets from Kakamega still at ICU in Eldoret


Two quintuplets from Kakamega still at ICU in Eldoret

In Summary

  • Woman who gave birth to five babies at Sisokhe village of Navakholo sub county in Kakamega has been referred with her babies to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret for special attention.
  •  Dr. Audrey Jepkemoi, a pneumatologist at the hospital said due to low temperatures the babies will stay for sometime in hospital.

Two of the five babies born to Evelyn Namukhula in Kakamega are still at the intensive care unit at a hospital in Eldoret.

Dr. Audrey Jepkemoi, a pneumatologist at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) said due to low temperatures, the babies will stay at the hospital for some time.

“Three of babies are in stable condition but two are under intensive care as their bodies are not mature enough,” she said.

They were transferred from Kakamega after they developed breathing complications.

MTRH CEO Dr. Wilson Arwasa said though five ambulances were used to separately transport the babies, their temperatures were still very low on arrival but are being stabilised.

The medical practitioners further indicated that the quintuplets will remain at the hospital for some time for specialised attention.

They further noted that the smallest of the babies weighed 840 grams at birth, which is way below the average of 3.5kgs.

This according to them means that the quintuplet will have to be admitted to the hospital for a longer period than the rest; possibly two months or more.

Evelyn Namukhula gave birth to them on Wednesday at the Kakamega Hospital.

She and her husband Herbert Wawire have four other children.

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