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Woman appeals for help after giving birth to quadruplets by the roadside

By THOMAS WAITA September 16th, 2016 1 min read

A woman delivered quadruplets by the roadside on Thursday as she travelled to Kauwi Hospital in Kitui West.

Teresia Musengya, 28, gave birth to the four premature girls after developing labour pains, two kilometres from the hospital.

She was helped to deliver by a female friend who was had accompanied her.

“After delivery, we went to the health centre, where I was given first aid and referred to Kitui County Referral Hospital because the babies needed to be place in an incubator,” said Ms Musengya.

The hospital’s senior nursing officer Cecilia Mwamburi said the newborns weighed between 1.09 to 1.4 kilos and were stable. “The mother too is fine,” she said.

Ms Musengya said: “I have two other girls. I was not aware I was carrying four babies though the baby bump was really big,” she said.

She appealed for aid from well-wishers to help raise the babies.