72 babies born on Christmas Day in Nairobi, Kirinyaga counties
Christmas Day was a particularly joyous occasion in Nairobi and Kirinyaga Counties as 72 successful child births were recorded in separate hospitals within the two regions.
62 of these child deliveries were recorded in Nairobi at various hospitals while the remaining 10 births were split among three hospitals in Kirinyaga.
In Nairobi, Pumwani Maternity Hospital led with 25 deliveries while Mbagathi Hospital had 21 child births as Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital registered 16.
According to Pumwani Medical Superintendent Dr Farhia Abdirahman Affi, one mother delivered triplets on December 25 at 1:20am while another delivered twins at 6am.
The triplets’ mother, Emily Awuor from Kiambio near Eastleigh, could not hide her joy and thanked God for seeing her through the historic moment.
“I thank God for this beautiful gift to me and my husband on this wonderful day,” she said.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, speaking at a city church later in the day, congratulated the mothers and promised to offer them any support they may need before being discharged.
Kirinyaga County, on the other hand, registered 7 births at the Kerugoya Referral Hospital and 3 others at the Sagana and Kimbimbi sub-county hospitals.
Speaking to Citizen Digital, Kirinyaga County Director of Health George Karoki said 3 of the newborns are girls, adding that none of the 10 babies developed any complications during birth.
Additional reporting by Johnson Muriithi.
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