A 22-year-old mother has given birth to quadruplets at Tenwek Mission Hospital in Bomet County.
Faith Chepngetich says her bundles of joy came as a surprise to her, saying she did not expect it since there is no history of multiple births in their family.
“I thanks God for blessing me with the children and I pray for strength and support to take care of them,” she said.
When The Standard visited her at the maternity ward, Chepngetich was overwhelmed with joy frequently breaking down.
The mother of two boys and two girls says she has named them Emmanuel Kiprotich, Enock Kipchirchir, Abigael Chebet and Joy Chepchirchir respectively. “This is a blessing to our family and I know it’s the beginning of good things to come,” she said.
Chepngetich who has been married for the last five years says they are now faced with the challenge of bringing up the children.
She says her husband is jobless and only does menial jobs at their Aisaik Village in Bomet Central to support the family.
Appealing for financial support, Chepngetich who children may stay in hospital for the next two months according to doctors, said she may find it hard to foot her hospital bill.
“I am appealing to well-wishers to come to my rescue in paying my hospital bill which is already past Sh50, 000,” she said.
Doctors at the hospitals said the four kids are in stable condition and have been put under incubation for observation.
“The children weigh 1.4, 1.3, 1.2 and 1.1 Kgs and for the four days they have been here, their weight has increased,” said a nurse at the maternity.
The hospital said quadruplets is the first case they have had in more than 15 years.
Well-wishers are streaming to the hospital to offer support to the new mother. Bomet Women Representative Joyce Korir is leading a drive to support her.
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