A mother of seven has given birth to quadruplets in Loima Sub-County, Turkana county.
Arot Sugwar Achingole delivered four boys at the St Bridgit Kalemunyang Hospital on Wednesday, two hours after reporting with labour pains.
According to the sub-county health officer Peter Lomurukai, despite the birth being a premature one, it was successful, evident of the county’s improved healthcare system.
“This case is the first ever in Turkana based on the record that our technical team have actually consulted. The most common cases of multiple pregnancies is the case of the results of two babies being born but this one is indeed a first one in Turkana,” Lomurukai said.
Quadruplets Born in Healthy State
Faith Kipchumba, a nurse who attended to the quadruplets’ mother, attested that the babies were born in a healthy state.
Two of the boys weighed 1.7 kilograms each, with the other two weighing 2.2 kilograms.
Achingole and her husband Nangor Eripon are now calling upon wellwishers to help them cater to the needs of the four new borns.
“She has to breastfeed these four children at once. Sometimes each baby is crying and needs her attention, so I feel for her to breastfeed them for one year to make sure their health is good, she cannot do any other work. She has to stay at home, breastfeed all of them,” Kipchumba explained.