A 22-year-old Kenyan woman successfully gave birth to quadruplets at the Tenwek Mission Hospital in Bomet County on Thursday.
Faith Chepngetich Tonui naturally delivered two boys and two girls, with health officials at the hospital saying she was doing well after the delivery.
“The mother is doing well, she can walk around without any complication, the challenge is in her diet, which we are working on,” a nurse said.
The infants, weighing 1.4, 1.3, 1.2 and 1.1 kilograms, respectively were born prematurely and were placed in an incubator, from where they will be monitored for two months to gain weight.
Usually, the arrival of a new baby is a joyful moment for every mother but this is not the case for Faith, a casual laborer at Silibwet trading center. She expressed her fears that the medical bill might shoot beyond her means since she and her babies will have to stay in the hospital longer than she expected.
“My husband is not employed, I have another child at home, we sometimes sleep on empty stomachs, now I don’t know,” Faith said.
She juggles between doing laundry for pay and picking tea at Silibwet shopping center.