Woman who gave birth to quintuplets dies

mother of five

Kakamega woman who gave birth to quintuplets last month in Kakamega has died at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Evaline Namukhula, 28 died on Sunday barely two weeks after the death of two of her babies.

According to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) chief executive Wilson Aruasa, Ms Namukhula suffered from pulmonary embolism, a blood clot, which blocked blood vessels in her lungs.

“This morning, doctors recommended a CT Scan to identify the spot of the blood clot. Immediately after the scan, she vomited, started sweating and had difficulty breathing before collapsing midday,” Dr Aruasa said.

She was rushed to the semi-intensive care unit, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

“Initial tests confirmed that her heart was enlarged and some fluids had formed around it. We can’t determine what happened. Post-mortem examination will confirm. For now, we can’t say much. Let’s allow the family to grief,” Dr Aruasa said.

The five babies were born on March 10 at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital and were referred to MTRH for specialised care after they developed breathing complications.

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