, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 29 – A woman in Nyandarua West has given birth to triplets despite developing complications at the Ol-Kalou’s JM Kariuki Memorial Hospital.
30-year-old Susan Nduta delivered two boys and a girl at the hospital, though prematurely, after developing complications occasioned by High Blood Pressure and Diabetes.
The elated mother of now five children said that giving birth to the infants was a blessing owing to the fact that she has been in and out of hospital before she was diagnosed with diabetes.
“God has blessed me with three children and I can’t clothe and feed them so I am asking anyone who can help me to do so since I have blood pressure and diabetes; I do not know whether it is because of thinking too much but I hope I will succeed,” she stated.
The peasant farmer’s worry now is how to bring up the kids since she depends on casual labour in the neighbourhood together with her husband Paul Kihara.
A Nurse at the Hospital’s Amenity Ward Anne Kariuki stated that the kids were healthy despite complications from their mother.
“The children are not ill, it is their mother who is affected. We are however continuing to treat her and she is improving. The doctors have given her medicine and she is doing fine now. She has a problem with the triplets. They are crying too much because the breast milk is not enough,” she said.
She added that intensive care was being provided for the mother to ensure that she recovers quickly and is able to take care of the babies and called for well-wishers to come to her assistance.
Faith Gitau, a women leader from Nyandarua County who visited the patient at the hospital said it was a blessing to have such healthy babies and called on other leaders to come out and assist the mother.
She said that though her endurance has been successful, she has another hurdle ahead of her in bringing up the kids.