"I am thankful to God"- Nakuru father of five newborns speaks as well-wishers step in
- Kinyanjui's wife Margaret Wairimu, 25, delivered the quintuplets at the Nakuru Level IV hospital on Tuesday evening.
- The children are four girls and one boy, and weighed between 500 grams and 650 grams at birth.
Simon Ndung'u Kinyanjui, the youthful Matatu driver whose wife delivered five babies at Nakuru Level Five Hospital on Tuesday evening says he is "thankful to God for being given this chance."
Speaking to TV47 Digital, Kinyanjui, who wore a blue hat, a blue shirt, and a brave face said: "Nashukuru Mungu sana kwa kunipea hii chance kwa sababu ni wengi sana wanatafuta watoto usiku na mchana. Wengine wanaiba, wengine wanaenda kwa wachawi lakini mimi nimepewa na Mungu bure."
Kinyanjui's wife Margaret Wairimu, 25, delivered the quintuplets at the Nakuru Level V hospital. "The babies were delivered at seven months and have been incubated," said the hospital's Medical Superintendent Dr Aisha Maina.
The children are four girls and one boy, and weighed between 500 grams and 650 grams at birth.
Kenyans of good will have taken to social media to express their support for the young couple.
"May the quintuplets suckle with both cheeks!" said Dennis Itumbi, a Digital Strategist attached to President William Ruto's office. "Wale wako na number ya Kinyajui share we send our soup."
Writing on Facebook, another well-wisher Anne Mathu said the couple should open a paybill number where she and other benefactors can send donations. "Raising these kids will not be a walk in the park. We can come together and help this young parents," she said.
Interestingly, this is not the first time that a Kenyan couple is receiving quintuplets. In April 2021, Douglas Nyaoko and Sellah Nyanchera welcomed five babies at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Sadly, all the five babies passed away shortly after the publication of this interview. You can find the full story HERE
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