Homa Bay mother mourns death of her quintuplets

Written By: Hallygan Agade

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Health officials at the Kisii hospital said the babies suffered pneumonia and other birth- related complications before their arrival at the facility.

The two remaining babies of the quintuplet born over the weekend in Homa Bay County have passed on.

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The remaining two newborns were taken to the Matata Hospital and later referred to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital after developing complications.

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Health officials said that one of the babies died of pneumonia while the other one had blood which had not fully formed. In medical history, quintuplets only occur in one out of 60 million births making it a rare case.

The mother, a 30-year-old woman identified as Jacinta Akinyi, did not attend any clinic throughout her pregnancy, according to John Malago, a director at the Kisii hospital. The woman told Doctors that this was her sixth pregnancy.

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She has four children, having lost a baby in her fifth pregnancy.

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The world’s first quintuplet that lived to adulthood was reported in Ontario, Canada and were popularly known as The Dionne Sisters born in 1934.


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