Single mother of five delivers triplets in Nyeri
28 January 2016, 11:34
Nyeri - A mother of five has delivered triplets at Mbiriri village in Kieni East sub-County, Nyeri.
Tabitha Nyambura gave birth to the three girls at Karatina District Hospital on January 1, but could not be discharged since they were underweight and she had also developed health complications.
She was received with jubilation at her home by residents who broke into songs of praise.
Nyambaura, who is a casual labourer settled in the area from Eldoret following the 2007 post-election violence.
“I usually do jobs such as burning of charcoal in order to feed my children. We incur a lot of problems including lack of food and school fees,” she said.
The single mother lives with her ageing mother who is also blind, Zipporah Njeri, in two timber rental rooms at Mbiriri shopping Centre.
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“After giving birth to the triplets, I was also shocked but thanked God because it is a blessing,” she said.
Her firstborn daughter aged 20 is in Form Four at a nearby school.
A local resident, Joseph Mathai said the family is under financial constraints in bringing up the triplets since the mother has no stable job.
He narrated that the woman delivered one of the first child at home, the second at a local dispensary where she had been rushed and the third at the hospital.
“Doctors have said she has no adequate milk to breastfeed the young ones. She has also been diagnosed with anemia. The young ones will be taking nan, which goes for KES 1 500 a packet. That means the family needs hundreds of thousands to feed the children till they attain the age of six months,” said Mathai.
He asked well wishers to contribute towards assisting the vulnerable family.
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