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Scare as Maternity wing catches fire at Mbagathi hospital

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Scare at Mbagathi hospital maternity wing

By ALLAN TAWAI

Mothers and their babies escaped death at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi at dawn on Wednesday, when the maternity wing of the facility caught fire.

According to Daily Nation, the facility went up in flames at around 2am leaving mothers and babies stranded.

The block which caught fire was illegally constructed in 2014 and even the Nairobi county engineers had marked it unsuitable for habitation. A report by the engineers indicated the building was constructed without observing standard rules and had numerous cracks on the walls, a situation that had raised concern among the hospital’s staff.

According to witnesses, it was a busy night at the maternity wing as clients brought in mothers in labor. Staffs were busy attending to women brought in laboring and others who had just delivered.

“It was a tense and confusing moment because women in labor and those who had just given birth had to be evacuated. There having no sufficient space, they were forced to brave the chilly weather and rain drizzles outside the building,” said one of the eye witnesses.

The staff in the hospital joined efforts to put out the fire which was quickly spreading and fortunately, no fatalities or injuries were reported during the incident.

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“The building was dilapidated and we do not have fire extinguishers here. We were forced to borrow lanterns and paraffin from the National Spinal Injury Hospital in Hurlingham,” an anonymous source confided to Daily Nation.

Power supply to the block was cut off immediately the fire broke out as a safety precaution further scaring mothers who had their babies in the electricity powered incubators. One of the nurses revealed their worry about the precarious status of the facility fell on deaf ears of the management.

“We had made numerous complaints because we were afraid the building which also hosts the incubators section could fall on our clients,” said the nurse.

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DCI probes fake Facebook car dealership after businessman loses Sh200,000

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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is looking for a woman who allegedly defrauded a businessman of Sh200,000 after she advertised an non-existent car on Facebook.

Loise Njeri Chumuti is wanted for allegedly conning Hussein Mohammed of the money by advertising the sale of a Toyota Vanguard on Facebook.

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Chumuti had advertised the car and claimed to be a sales agent of the fictitious Al Mahrig Auto which was selling the vehicle.

She informed Mohammed that there were few remaining cars of the type he had asked for and told him to secure a deal by starting making payments immediately.

Chumuti claimed the company’s main offices are in Mombasa but there is a Nairobi branch on Mombasa road where Mohammed could view the car after paying a reservation fee.

The trader transferred Sh100,000 from his bank to Chumuti through M-Pesa on June 10, 2020 and a similar amount on June 12, 2020 to a bank account purportedly belonging to Al Mahrig Auto at KCB.

WENT MISSING

Thereafter, Chumuti is said to have switched off her cellphone.

Mohammed later established that there is no such a company in Mombasa or Nairobi and he reported the matter to the DCI.

Corporal Joseph Kibet of DCI Embakasi offices has now obtained orders to be furnished with copies of account opening certificates for the account that received the money from Mohammed and M-Pesa statements of Chumuti’s phone number.

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Chief Magistrate Heston Nyaga of the Makadara Law Courts granted the orders.

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PHOTOS: Couple weds in hospital after groom’s accident days to union

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They say love conquers all. A Burundian couple has lived up to the adage by conducting their wedding in hospital. Charlotte Mukantwari and Gabin Ndayizigiye’s wedding plans were all finalised but days to walking down the aisle, the groom was involved in an accident.

Speaking after the wedding, the groom recalled asking himself lots of questions following the accident that left him in a wheelchair.

“After the accident, I asked myself whether the devil didn’t want me to marry. I very well knew that my wedding was set for July 4 and being an important day for us, it had to go on as planned. If we hadn’t gotten married, I would have felt like God had abandoned me,” the groom said.

Affirming her newly-wed husband’s stance, the bride said that they could not postpone the wedding hence, opted to conduct it in hospital.

“Because of my love for him, not even an accident could not make us push forward the date of our wedding,” she said.

Accident

According to Gabin, they have been dating for a long time and had vowed to live as husband and wife till death. But three days to their big day, he broke his leg after getting hit by a vehicle, rendering him unconscious.

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“When I came back to, I found myself lying in a ditch with dirty water and my leg was swollen. At the hospital, they were initially hesitant to tell Charlotte what had befallen me. When she was finally informed about my accident, she promptly came to visit,” Gabin narrated.

The groom further said that the next logical plan of action was to postpone the wedding but the bride had other plans.

“Charlotte would look at me lying on the bed, look at my broken leg and encourage me saying that if God gave me reprieve, our wedding would go on as planned. Her utterances shocked me because another woman wouldn’t want to be seen next to me,” he said.

Gabin then sought the approval of the Catholic Church to conduct the wedding in hospital and the padre accepted.  The hospital management then prepared a room for the two to exchange vows and provided a wheelchair for the groom. Despite the priest hiding the exact time of the wedding to discourage crowds, their unorthodox union attracted a large crowd of onlookers keen on witnessing the triumph of love.

“Our wedding day was great. We received blessings and exchanged rings before I was wheeled back to the ward,” concluded the groom.

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PHOTO: See Corazon Kwamboka fire baby bump in an almost nude photoshoot

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Corazon Kwamboka has never been happier than now, proudly looking forward to be a mother and hold her little one in her arms for the first time ever.

The 26-year old socialite who is expectant for Frankie Just Gym It, just recently showed off her grown baby bump to the world in tight-fitting dresses but this time, she has decided to go all in, in a nude photoshoot.

Pregnant Corazon Kwamboka

The curvaceous beauty did it African with just enough to cover her privacy but exposed enough to get a 3D of her bulging baby bump.

For her, it was time to celebrate her endometriosis journey with scars around her tummy and on her belly button that only speak of a battle well fought.

Flaunting:

Incoming hot mama. Peep my endometriosis warrior scars on my belly button and the sides of my tummy. Those are the scars from which the laparoscopic surgery were done. #endowarrior💛

Corazon Kwamboka

Well, her baby daddy, Frankie was quick to comment:

Nakitambi utawezana? 😁

And he sure met his match after the curvy lass responded:

nitawezana father Abraham

Gym instructor, Frankie Just Gym IT

Mixed reactions

Aww! Loving the vibe and the natural spark these two lovebirds were exhibiting online, fans adorably penned:

spenser____g I think the scars are cool!! Scarification is so neat too.
wainao_officiel_ This picture has really good vibes…..happiness looks good😊👍
africanfabricanddesignske Gorgeous mama. How do you make pregnancy look soo yummy? ❤️❤️
tonytheblaze congratulations ! ur quarantine paid so well ..
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