Kenya: Governor Oparanya Pledges Help as Mother of Quintuplets is Buried

Everlyne Namukhula, the hapless 28-year-old woman who had given birth to five babies but died shortly afterwards, has been laid to rest at Sisokho village in Navakholo Sub-County.

The deceased delivered through caesarean section at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital on March 12, but she and the babies were later referred to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital where she succumbed to postnatal complications on April 7.

According to Dr. Benson Macharia who conducted the post-mortem examination, her death was as a result of weakened heart muscles.

Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, whose administration has footed all the bills on behalf of the family, promised to ensure that Namukhula's family is taken care of.

She is survived by her husband Herbert Wawire, who is deaf and four children of between ages four to 10 years.

The quintuplets were three girls and two boys but unfortunately the latter also passed on while in a nursery.

Oparanya pledged to enroll Mr. Wawire into the County Youth Empowerment Programme so that he can earn a stipend to enable him cater for the children.

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