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2 children die from lack of oxygen hours after Uhuru opens hospital

14 April 2016, 20:38

Nairobi - Two children died at Kiambu Level 4 Hospital on Thursday morning, allegedly due to lack of oxygen, hours after the President had commissioned it.

The Star reported the incident at the hospital President Uhuru Kenyatta had commissioned at a cost of KES 380 million in equipment at the facility on Wednesday.

Henry Ndung'u, one and a half, and three-month-old Stanley Mwangi were admitted with fever the previous morning and put on oxygen support machines.

The children, who were also on medication, died after doctors allegedly refused to respond to a distress call after the machines failed and a blackout followed.

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Hospital medical superintendent David Kariuki however stated that the children did not die due to lack of oxygen as the hospital has a steady supply.  

The Standard reported that the President is visiting his backyard as he seeks to start consolidating support ahead of his 2017 elections campaign.

The campaign is set to officially kick off in Nakuru County on Saturday.

- News24


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