A Kisii woman has given birth to quintuplets.
Sheila Nyanchera, 25, who thought she was pregnant with four babies was pleasantly surprised after a doctor at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH) was delivering the babies, discovered the fifth one.
Nyanchera, a resident of Etangi village in Bobaracho, Nyaribari Chache constituency was overjoyed after giving birth to four girls and one baby boy.
“When I was three months pregnant, I went for an ultra-sound and I was informed that I was carrying four babies. I was happy to wait for the quadruplets only to get the fifth one,” she said.
Nyanchera is married to Douglas Nyaoko, a casual labourer in the village vowed not to have more children as her husband was not even able to fend for the five children.
This was her first delivery.
Doctors who assisted her to deliver the five children said she arrived at the facility and delivered three hours later.
“On examination, we realized the children were more than four and were positioned in the wrong way. We were forced to conduct a caesarian birth which was successful,” said a doctor who is not authorized to speak to the media.
The medic confirmed that the children, plus their mother were in good health condition and that the children were under incubation in the newborn unit.
“The children are stable. We have realized that the biological functions of their bodies are fine,” he added.
Her husband Nyaoko has now appealed to well-wishers for financial support.
“We are financially challenged but God has blessed us with this high number of children. I request the government, leaders and well-wishers to come to our aid so that we cater for them,” said Nyaoko.
The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Enock Ondari and the director for medical services Geoffrey Otomu were locked in a daylong meeting and they could not be reached for a comment.