2 single births, then twins and now 5 babies: Tale of Kakamega woman

BY ERIC AYIRO IN KAKAMEGA COUNTY.

In a span of ten years, Evelyn Namukhula, 28, is now a mother of nine children.

Ms Namukhula, a house-wife, on Wednesday, added five children at once to the four she had gotten previously.

The vicenarian gave birth through Caesarean Section.

The quintuplets comprised two male and three female babies, whose birth weight ranged between 1.2kgs and 1.6kgs according to doctors at the Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The first born of Ms Namukhula and her husband, Herbert Wawire, who is living with hearing disability, is 10 years old, the second born is 7 years old and the third born – twins – are 5 years old.

Both man and wife, who hail from Sisokhe Village in Navakholo Constituency, are unemployed; and are now pleading with the national and county governments and well-wishers to help them provide for their nine children.

The pair say they only have a “small parcel of land”, which they have been tilling to grow food crops.

Two years ago, another woman in Homa Bay County also gave birth to quintuplets.

Jacinta Akinyi Ochieng, 30, delivered the babies that weighed between 1.6 to 1.9 kilograms.

She had been seven months pregnant at the time of the delivery.

In Uganda, a man was shocked after his wife gave birth to more children than he had expected.

He and his wife had reportedly been trying to have children for the past 24 years and eventually decided to try In vitro fertilisation (IVF).

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