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Sonko rescues new mother stranded in hospital

Nairobi senator Mike Sonko on Thursday came to the rescue of a new mother who had been stranded in a Nairobi hospital for almost a month over an unpaid hospital bill.

Ms Edith Wangui, who lost her husband when she was four months pregnant, had been detained at Fatima Maternity Hospital in Ongata Rongai after she undergoing a complicated caesarean section.

Wangui could not raise the Sh155,000 bill that the hospital wanted and they detained her at the hospital with her new born baby.


Several Facebook groups tried to raise money to help her out but they could not get enough and eventually turned to the senator for help.

“My special thanks go to Killimani Moms, Rongai Mums and Pregnant and Nursing Mums groups for highlighting the case and trying their best, the groups raised half of the bill and contacted me to raise the balance which I sent my team to settle,” said Sonko.

On her part, Wangui thanked the senator for coming to her rescue. The new mother could not hide her joy as the Sonko rescue team did shopping for her.