Kakamega woman representative Elsie Muhanda has urged well-wishers to step in and help the family of the late Evelyne Namukhula, the lady who gave birth to quintuplets, who passed away on Sunday. Namukhula, who was from Sisokhe village in Navakholo sub county, made headlines when she delivered five babies at Kakamega Cunty Referral Hospital last month. She was moved to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret together with her babies, two boys and three girls, where she died on Sunday after comlpaining of severe chest pains.
Two babies also passed away last week following complications and the other three babies, all girls, are still under care. The MTRH CEO
She is survived by her husband, and four other children and the Kakamega woman rep has said people should step in to help, “We are appealing to well-wishers to help us because we have these three children who are in the ICU, and a father who is deaf in the village and who has other four children with no shelter, living in absolute poverty,” she said. She knocked down rumours that the two children may have died as a result of traditional beliefe, given that there were controversial murmurings that two of the children had to be killed as the part of a tradition. “This is a great burden and we want to diffuse any myths that can be there that this is because of traditions,” she said.