Stella Nyanchera, a 25-year-old woman who gave birth to five babies on April 15, 2021 was on Satruday discharged from hospital.
The excited woman was discharged from the Kisii County Referral Hospital together with her four babies, after one of them died due to underweight birth complications. She had been admitted since April 16, 2021.
According to the hospital’s director of medical services Geoffrey Otomu, the five babies had been delivered before their due date. Upon been discharged, Dr. Otomu says the babies have now attained the required minimum weight of 2 kgs.
“We have been monitoring the babies closely since they were born. We discharged them after we established that all were in good health and had attained the minimum weight of 2kgs,” Dr. Otomu said.
On birth, the first, third and fourth babies weighed 1.5Kg while the second and fifth weighing 1.2, 1.1 kgs respectively.
The government of Kisii County helped the new family settle their bill for the period they were in the hospital. Elizabeth Ongwae, the wife of Governor James Ongwae, committed to that when she visited the babies and their mother in the hospital.
The governor’s wife also donated shawls and other essentials for the children’s care. Others who gave the family financial and material support are Kisii Woman Rep. Janet Ong’era and the area MP Richard Tong’i.
Babies’ father wanted to be a priest
Douglas Nyaoko, the father, at one time wanted to be a priest and resided at the Kisii Cathedral where he hoped to join a seminary school after completing his high school studies.
He, however, met Sellah Nyanchera- his first love, who changed his ambition of becoming a priest. His family’s refusal to foot seminary fees also contributed to the ‘death’ of his dream.
“I married immediately after high school. Nyanchera was my first girlfriend and she eventually became my wife,” Nyaoko told TV47
To Nyaoko, the delivery came as a surprise as he was expecting four, not five.
Nyanchera, 25, who underwent a caesarean delivered gave birth to four girls and one boy.
According to the Head of Clinical Services Dr Bina Ongaki, the first child weighed 1.5 kilograms, the second and third weighing 1.2 and 1.5 kilograms respectively, with the fourth and fifth weighing 1.5 and 1.1 kilograms respectively.