× Digital News Videos Opinion Special Reports Lifestyle Central Coast Eastern Nairobi North Eastern Nyanza Rift Valley Western Business News Stocks Financial Standard Africa Asia America Europe Weird News Editorial Commentary Letters Crazy World Features Entertainment Money & Careers Health & Science Sci & Tech Home & Away Generation Next Cartoon Education Pointblank Environment Travel & Destination Columns Kipkoech Tanui uReport Kiambu Murang'a Nyandarua Kirinyaga Nyeri Baringo Bomet Elgeyo Kajiado Kericho Laikipia Nakuru Nandi Narok Samburu Trans Nzoia Turkana Mombasa Kwale Kilifi Tanariver Taita Taveta Kakamega Vihiga Bungoma Busia Siaya Kisumu Homabay Migori Kisii Nyamira Nairobi Uasin Gishu West Pokot Sunday Magazine The Hague Trial Kenya @ 50 Education and Training Health and Environment Insurance and Financial Security Housing Current Affairs Humour Makau Mutua David Oginde Clay Muganda Comand Your Morning Mohamed Wehliye Wednesday Life Alexander Chagema Arts & Culture Kamotho Waiganjo Barrack Muluka Xn Iraki Urban Rights - By Steve Ouma Branding Voice KCB Fredrick Ogola Sunday Magazine Wanja Kavengi Njoki Kaigai David Oginde Ken Opalo Daisy Maritim Houghton Irungu Hustle News Group Stages Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Finals Third Place play-offs Opinion Dr Pesa Podcasts Round Table Sepetuko Eve Woman Ramadhan Special Fact Check Correction Explainers The Standard Insider Blog E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Pumwani records 16 births at New Year

By | January 2nd 2009 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

By Judy Ogutu and Maureen Mudi

Pumwani Maternity Hospital registered a record 16 births during the New Year.

The facility’s Senior Nursing Officer, Margaret Manyonje, said Thursday’s deliveries were more than the previous years.

Esther Wangeci was born at 12.12am to Ms Mercy Muthoni. Two minutes later, Ms Zipporah Nyokabi got a boy, John Mwangi.

"I expected to get my baby during the New Year and I thank God," said Muthoni.

Nyokabi, a mother of two, told The Standard that her baby arrived four days earlier than expected.

At Kenyatta National Hospital, five babies were delivered, with the first one being born at 12.50am.

Mrs Mary Njenga, the mother, named him Lewis Boro, saying it was a miracle she gave birth to him without going through surgery.

"I expected him on December 24, last year, but God gave him to me in the New Year," she said.

Another boy, Brian Omondi, was born at 5am at KNH and the mother, Ms Quinter Atieno, told The Standard she was excited.

"I have been here for three days now and I am happy God has helped me get him today."

In Mombasa, five babies were born at Coast Provincial General Hospital. The hospital’s chief administrator, Jennifer Othigo, said the babies were all born after midnight.

"The children were delivered safely and are in good health," Ms Othigo said.

Share this story


Read More