Family drama at hospital after woman gives away twins

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By Caroline Kamau.

A family from Githurai 44 is in distress after their kin made a decision to give up her twins for adoption right after delivery.

The family caused drama in Kiambu level four hospital demanding to take custody of the two infants.

They are accusing the twins’ mother of giving away the children without consulting them at a cost of 800,000 shillings.

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The hospitals management has however denied claims that money exchanged hands insisting the mother willingly gave out the infants for adoption.

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The twins’ mother decided to give them up for adoption, citing financial constraints, but her kin could not reconcile themselves with that fact.

Previous reports alleged that the babies were conceived after a rape incident.

Her oldest daughter was visibly overcome with emotion at the news.

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While rubbishing the claims of having had a hand in the alleged facilitation of the adoption deal in exchange for money, Kiambu level 4 hospital medical Superintendent David Kariuki the said mother had indicated that she was not willing to accept the children before delivery and had gone ahead to sign consent allowing the state to take care of the infants once they were delivered.

Kariuki said the children had developed complications and were transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital for further treatment under the custody of the children department.

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While the idea of a woman giving up her child may sound taboo within the African set up the laws of Kenya are explicit on adoption and give a woman, the biological mother of a child the right to give up her child for adoption as long as she willingly concedes to it.

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