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Street families now delivering babies on the streets over rising theft of babies in hospitals



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Street families in Nairobi are now  fearing delivering their babies at Pumwani Maternity Hospital citing baby theft claims  that has been  manifested in Pumwani for a long time.

Meet 17 year old Joyce Njoki a street girl who delivered her baby at the Gikomba  streets.

According to Njoki it was better delivering in streets than doing the same at Pumwani and losing a baby through theft or unclear circumstance.

‘‘Mimi ilibidi nizae baze kwa sababu hakuna haja niendende Pumwani wanaiibie mtoi vile wamefanyia mabeste wangu unaona[I was to deliver in street because there was no reason for me to go to Pumwani and lose my new-born].’’ She said.

She narrated to Ghetto Radio News how some of  her friends have lost babies at Pumwani after delivery.

Njoki further complained of  continuous harassment by the county askaris whom she blamed for the lose of her clinic card.

With this latest revelations it seem county government will take centuries to redeem the image of Pumwani Maternity Hospital.

On September 17th this year governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko led a sting operation and an impromptu visit that saw 12 infants being recovered on what the governor termed as negligence at the facility.