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Girl sits for KCSE in hospital after giving birth

22 October 2014, 15:59 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - A 19-year-old girl form four candidate at Muirungi Mixed Secondary School in Othaya, Nyeri County is sitting for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary school Examination (KCSE) in hospital after she gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday night.

Hellen Wangechi Wangari delivered the 3.1 kilograms baby at Othaya District Hospital where she was rushed after developing labour pains while at home.

She delivered at 9.30pm moments after she arrived at the hospital, the hospital’s Medical Superintendent Martin Mwangi said.

“Hellen arrived at the hospital escorted by her mother and she had a normal delivery. For now she is breastfeeding well and is in stable condition. We are monitoring her health condition before discharging her,"said doctor Mwangi.

He said Hellen was sitting for exams in the hospital under supervision of officers, an invigilator and a guard from the examinations council.


Salome Wangari holding a newborn baby delivered by her daughter Hellen Wangechi (far right) at Othaya District Hospital maternity. Hellen is a Form Four candidate.

On Wednesday morning she sat for Kiswahili Paper One and when members of the press visited her, she was preparing for Kiswahili Paper Two.

Hellen, the second born in a family of five children, however exuded confidence that she will perform well despite the environmental challenge and the extra task of breastfeeding.

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Her mother, Salome Wangari said she was thankful for the successful delivery and was ready to take care of the young one while Hellen proceeds with her exams.

Wangari, who is a tea farmer at Muringi village, expressed her pleasure to have a new member in the family.

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