August 19, 2022
A 22-year-old woman, Faith Chepngetich Tonui, bore quadruplets (four babies) at Tenwek Mission Hospital in Bomet.

Chepngetich, a casual labourer at Silibwet Trading Centre, gave birth to two boys and two girls.

Despite every mother’s joy after delivering a baby, the 22-year-old could not hide her disappointment after the babies were born prematurely.

According to a report on Thursday, February 13, by Citizen Digital, the babies weighed 1.4, 1.3, 1.2 and 1.1kgs.

Quadruplets born in Bomet County. PHOTO | CITIZEN DIGITAL

“The mother is doing well, she can walk around without any complication, the challenge is in her diet, which we are working on,” a nurse told the publication.

The nurse added that the quadruplets would be put in an incubator for the next two months until they were fit to be discharged.

Chepngetich relayed her fears, stating that she would not be able to offset the huge medical bill that would incur.

“My husband is not employed, I have another child at home, we sometimes sleep on empty stomachs, now I don’t know,” she complained.

In a different case from March 2019, a 28-year-old, Evelyn Namukhula, gave birth to five children at the Kakamega General Hospital, three girls and two boys through Cesarean Section.

Unfortunately, in April 2019, Namukhula died after she complained of chest pains and persistent headaches.

Mi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) chief executive – Dr Wilson Aruasa, later revealed that pulmonary embolism, a scenario in which a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the lungs, could have caused of her untimely demise.

Faith Chepngetich Tonui (pictured), a mother to the quadruplets
Faith Chepngetich Tonui (pictured), the mother of the quadruplets

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