April 8, 2015


Kakamega woman who gave birth to quintuplets dies. Her story made national headlines and her death is truly unfortunate.

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Kakamega woman who gave birth to quintuplets dies

Kakamega woman who gave birth to quintuplets dies

Evelyn Namukhula, the woman that delivered five babies, in Sisokhu village, Kakamega county, died on Sunday, a week after two of her babies succumbed.

According to doctors at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, where Evelyn had been admitted, she succumbed to chest complications.

“She had been very well until this morning (Sunday) when she complained that she was having difficulty in breathing with some headache also. So the doctor who was on duty put her on treatment for blood clotting and antibiotics and then ordered for tests to confirm what the problem was,” said Moi referral’s CEO Dr. Wilson Aruasa.

“We lost her at about 12 midday after the test — a CT angiogram — was done which showed that the heart was enlarged with fluid around it and the lungs also had fluid.” He said.

Dr. Aruasa also said the two boys had died last week, saying by the time they were admitted at the facility from the Kakemega General Hospital, where they had been de3livered, they were very sick.

The three girls are reportedly okay and growing well.

28-year old Evelyn Namukhula, had given birth to the quintuplets, three girls & two boys on March 13, 2019, six years after she had given birth to triplets.


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