Baby at centre of Akorino twins' paternity row dies in hospital

Teddy Kimathi (left), Emilly Nyaruiru and Peter Macharia. [Maxwel Agwanda, Standard]

On Friday, January 6, members of the Akorino sect held demonstrations outside the JM Kariuki hospital, causing chaos, and accusing the hospital of negligence.

They claimed the hospital delayed treating the infant and demanded to be told the cause of its death.

Police then intervened to calm them down.

But in a statement released on Friday by Nyandarua County Director of the Governor's press unit Mbugua Muchoki, the family and the hospital administration had agreed that the matter is investigated.

"In view of the circumstances and issues deliberated upon by the family and the hospital, we have agreed on the need to have the mother also seek medical attention in a medical facility of her choice and receive medical attention. The hospital will provide all necessary support and the family will ensure compliance" the statement read.

The county government, however, did not dwell on who the real father of the baby was.

Efforts to get comments from the twin brothers were futile as their phones had been switched off.