Man flees after wife gives birth to triplets


A 32-year old Kampala woman was left stranded when the father of her triplets she delivered at Mulago hospital disappeared upon learning of the news.

Hawa Namaganda of Masajja Zone B, a Kampala suburb, gave birth to triplets last Friday but was shocked when her husband, Abdu Balinnya, who ”was always around and cared” during her pregnancy, vanished when he received the news on phone.

The triplets are female, making it four children from two births for Namaganda. Her first born, Rajab Kasule is aged seven.

“Doctors had alerted me of the triplets but he was skeptical. I went to hospital alone and had a Caesarean delivery,” she explained.

“When we informed him about the delivery, he just switched off his phone and I have not heard from him again.”

A Vision Group fan, Winfred Kabanda alias Senga Smart of Zana Kikajjo working in St. Balikuddembe market downtown Kampala assisted the deserted mother to the New Vision offices on Thursday to relay information as regards the whereabouts of her husband.

Namaganda said her missing husband is a hawker.

In her desperate state, the mother of four thought of dumping her newly-born babies, predicting obvious unavailability of means to provide for them.

“She loves the children but wanted to leave them behind fearing funding. She was desperate as her family is in the village, but we have consoled her,” Senga Smart told New Vision.

”We are looking for good Samaritans to assist with funds and material help to keep the four in good health”,

Vision Group employees collected some funds to help her get by in the short-run and also transport her back to Mulago hospital for re-examination.

For any assistance, support or advise, you can reach her on phone number 0785231099 (the mother) and 0752722313 for Senga Smart.



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