Family in Kiambu seek justice following death of daughter

Written By: Brenda Czeda

A family in Kiambu County is seeking justice following the death of their daughter after delivering a baby through cesarean section at the Gatundu Level 4 hospital.

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The family is accusing the doctor who operated on the late Rose Waithera Kanyingi of negligence following a post-mortem report which shows her intestines were ruptured during delivery.

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They say the late Rose Waithera Kanyingi, started complaining of stomach aches soon after the procedure and were referred to Thika Level 5 hospital.

However Rose would develop breathing problems after undergoing a second operation.

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A postmortem conducted on her body in the presence of an independent pathologist who is a family member and county pathologist confirmed that the caesarian section was botched.

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However, Kiambu County health CEC Joseph Murega dismissed allegations of negligence.

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Murega says they have also forwarded samples of tissues from the deceased body to the government laboratory for further tests.

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