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Candidate Dies Shortly After Giving Birth

A Kenya Certificate of Primary Education candidate has died shortly after giving birth in Aberdares, Nyandarua County.

Nyandarua County Commissioner Benson Leparmorijpo, has confirmed that the pupil at Pesi Primary school succumbed to excessive bleeding shortly after being admitted at the Nyahururu County Referral Hospital.

“The girl reported at the examination Centre in a jovial mood on Tuesday morning but experienced labour pains shortly before the morning paper.

She was admitted at Pesi Dispensary where she delivered a baby boy at 10am. She was allowed to rest and continued with her examination at the facility but she was noted to have excessive bleeding,” Leparmorijpo said.

Leparmorijpo said the girl who was taken in an ambulance to Nyahururu County Referral Hospital together with the baby is said to have developed breathing complications.

“The body has been moved to Nyahururu Mortuary awaiting post-mortem. The baby has been incubated and being attended to at the health facility,” added Leparmorijpo.

Leparmoriipo further said another candidate in Kipipiri lost her baby on Monday afternoon, regretting that the student had to go through trauma, while sitting her papers.

By Anne Sabuni

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