Husband flees after mother of six gives birth to quadruplets

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Rosaline Ng'irokomol
Rosaline Ng’irokomol breastfeeds one of her quadruplets at Kapenguria county hospital following their delivery in Kacheliba constituency last Friday. Photo/MARRYANN CHAI

A 30-year-old housewife and mother of six has delivered quadruplets by natural childbirth in Kacheliba constituency.

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Rosaline Ng’irokomol, who went into labour last Thursday evening, gave birth to two boys and two girls the following day.

Nurse Elizabeth Tule at Kacheliba Subcounty Hospital, where she had the babies, said the boys weighed 1.8 and 1.5 kgs while the girls weighed 1.7 and 1.5 kgs.

Ng’irokomol said; “I was shocked. I did not expect to give birth to quadruplets. I am happy my children are all alive but my worry is how to take care of them.”

She appealed for help from well-wishers saying her husband fled after learning that she gave birth to the four babies, a taboo in the Pokot culture.

Kacheliba development manager Wilson Kolingura visited the mother, who was transferred to Kapenguria county hospital after the delivery, and donated clothes for the newborns.

“The mother was transferred all the way from Kacheliba, 50 km away, due to lack of incubators to help save the lives of her children,” he said.

But he reported that the CDF was used to set up more than 40 health centres in the area.


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