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City mum loses preterm twins who were ‘placed in carton’ at Mama Lucy Hospital

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A young mother’s hope for a twin bundle of joy was cruelly shattered after her babies died at Mama Lucy Hospital under controversial circumstances.

Mercyline Ongachi, 20, was rushed to Mama Lucy Hospital from a maternity clinic in Mukuru Kwa Rueben slums on August 25.

Healthcare workers at the latter facilities noticed she was experiencing premature labour.

Accompanied by a nurse and her two sisters in an ambulance, Mercyline is said to have arrived at Mama Lucy Hospital at mid-morning, in labour.

The level five hospital has, however, been accused of refusing to offer any assistance to the first-time mother who had to deliver the first baby alone despite crying for help.

“When she got to Mama Lucy, she was admitted immediately. The ward where she was had another pregnant patient who was also in labour. After minutes of screaming for help, a health worker walked in but attended to the other patient first, forcing Mercyline to deliver alone,” explained Sandra Mwarania, a health rights campaigner at Amnesty International, which has taken up the case.

SECOND BIRTH

Halfway through the second birth, the health worker, who according to the human right organisation, had no idea that the young mother was expectant with twins, moved in to help deliver the second baby.

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“The attending health worker assessed the condition of the newborns and told Ms Ongachi that they were both too young to survive,” added Ms Mwarania.

At this point, the worker allegedly decided to place the infants, born at six months, not in an incubator, but in a carton box. There were no attempts to save their lives.

To make matters worse, the facility misplaced Mercyline’s documentations forcing her to stay overnight.

Amnesty International has written to the Administration of Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital and national and county government offices to demand an investigation and the circumstances that led to the death of her twins.

When contacted, Mama Lucy’s medical superintendent Dr Musa Mohammed said he could not comment on the matter on phone.

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Woman charged in court for knocking off neighour’s teeth over Sh30 debt

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A 34-year-old woman was Tuesday charged before the Makadara Law Court with causing grievous bodily harm on her neighbour.

Mercy Wambui Mwaura, who is the accused, allegedly knocking off her neighbour’s two teeth for failure to repay a Sh30 debt.

Wambui reportedly assaulted Quinter Auma on October 31, 2019 at their rented house in Dandora, Nairobi.

Auma had passed near Wambui’s shop on her way to another shop when she asked for her money but the complainant did not have.

Wambui is said to have followed Auma to her house where she allegedly assaulted her before neighbours intervened and rescued the complainant.

Auma was rushed to a nearby clinic where she was treated and discharged before reporting the matter to the police.

The accused denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Heston Nyaga and was released on a cash bail of Sh 30,000.  The case will be heard from March 18, 2020.

BY NN

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Read DJ Mo’s emotional message to hospitalised Size 8

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Gospel artiste Size 8 has shared a video that hs left her fans sending prayers her way.

The Mateke hitmaker shared a video seated on a hospital bed with pipes in her mouth and looked frail.

Size 8
Mateke hit-maker crying during her baby shower

DJ Mo through his Insta stories shared a photo of a city hospital, RFH Healthcare, where his wife gave birth at.

RFH Hospital
RFH Hospital

Mpasho first reported that the couple had welcomed their second child and both the mother and child were in good health. But we’re not sure whether Size 8 left the hospital after giving birth or not.

In a touching post Size 8 wrote,

In the middle of the storm don’t give in to the evil spirit of intimidation whose main aim is to remove you from a place of confidence and trust in the Lord to a place of anxiety and fear to hinder your intimacy with God cloud your judgment, vision and clarity!!!!! That storm you see is a nice way God is preparing for greater levels maturing you, remember James chapter 1. In the storm Never look at God in a bad light focus on him and never lose your confidence in Him!!! ARISE WOMAN AND MAN OF GOD KEEP WALKING NEVER STAY SILENT KEEP PREACHING!!!!!!

Fans of the artiste thronged her post with positive messages wishing her a quick recovery. Check out their messages;

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kabusimon All will be well

nycewanjeri With you in prayer mama ❤️

ladybee_254 🙌You really inspire ne my dear Sister,You encourage me to keep the faith even when I can’t see anything 🙌Indeed you’ve tought me to stay positive,strong to know no matter the situation NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT 👊LOVE YOU SO MUCH ❤️STAY STRONG JESUS IS IN FULL CONTROL..IT IS WELL

joyceomondi It is well with you on Jesus name 🙏🏾

njirunjirunjiru Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

wangare  Get well mama wambo

wambui.stephanie The good Lord is with you.I had a dream you had given birth to a baby boy.Wait for God’s manifestation in your life and family

harriet_nyamboki May God be with you!

gladys.wanjohi. Quick recovery God is in control

chriskirwa🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

carolpulei It shall be well. You’re blessed🙏🏿

diana_marua 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

lidocaine 🔥🔥

njeri Get well soon mama wambo

mutulamaureen It is well in Jesus name

consokathure It shall be well Mama Wambo 🙏🏾

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EXPLAINED: Visitor’s Visa, Work Visa or Student Visa- How can you come and work in USA?

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BY BOB MWITI

Well, I get asked so many questions on a daily basis about living and working in USA and I try to answer them on my inbox as much as possible.

If you inbox me and I don’t respond immediately, please just give me time and I will.

So I will explain a bit about the above 3 visas, in the best way possible.

I don’t sugar-coat things and this may not be for you if all you want to hear is the sweet stuff!!

Also, please understand that in this post, I am only addressing those with at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Now, let me start with the visit visa.

If you are a young university graduate and your intention is to get a visit visa so that you can come and work here, please stop that madness!

That is a wrong approach and chances are you will not set foot in America.

It is extremely hard to get visit visa approval, if you DO NOT have strong ties to your home country, which most young people don’t have and therefore are considered a high risk for visa overstay!

Honestly speaking, a visit visa is the worst visa that you can use to come to America if your intention is to remain here and work.

Are we together??…This is the bitter truth that no one will tell you out there!….Don’t be ignorant!..Be wise!

Well, If you are lucky to get a visit visa, once you are here you will just be working under the table because you won’t have the right working immigration documents.

However, this type of visa may be a “good” one for you if you are;

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1. Extremely desperate and you have no Job back home.

2. You really don’t care being in America without the correct working documents and risking deportation.

3. You don’t mind not seeing your family back home for a long period of time.

If you tick all those 3 boxes, then Yes, a visit visa may be a “good” one for you.

Again,I repeat, this is the worst visa to come with if your sole intention is to live and work in America long term.

I hope I am clear.

How about work visa?

Work visas are extremely hard to get because you must actually get a highly skilled Job offer here first, then your to-be employer will have to file for your work papers from these sides for you.

Once that is approved, then you can seek the visa at the Embassy in your country of domicile.

The problem is, although work visas exist, it is very hard to find companies who are willing to sponsor you especially if you are in Africa.

Yes, a lot of Indians do come here on work visas such as L1, and H1Bs but the reason is that most big tech companies in USA are actually Indian-owned companies.

For example Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, Tata consulting to name but a few…..

These companies provide resources to work in IT projects across North America..and there is a ready market of skilled IT professionals in India.

As an African, if you are a nurse and you want to work here, you have a very high chance of coming as a skilled worker.

I know of nurses who have come to work here in America from Africa and there are African companies that facilitate that.

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BUT for the rest of the folks,…. well, you have to find other means!

And the other means is a student visa,

A student visa, is the best non-immigrant visa to actually use to come to USA.

Why?

Because a student visa has a clear path to citizenship.

Meaning, with a student visa, once you graduate, you have a chance of getting a post-graduation work permit called OPT of 1-3 years depending on what you studied.

During that post graduation OPT time, you can find an employer willing to sponsor your long term work authorization and subsequently a green card and later on you can become a citizen if you wish.

This is actually the route that I used…..and it is extremely effective although a lot of our African brothers & sisters who come to USA as students do not use it for lack of proper guidance and Information.

Now you may ask, which is the best career out there in America that you might have a chance of getting a Job in.

IT is huge here..There is a very high demand of IT professionals and it is easy to get work authorization once you graduate.

Same with nursing.There is a huge demand of nurses. Most other professions, unfortunately not so!

So generally speaking, STEM professions…i.e Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics are your best bet for good Jobs here in America that come with working papers.

So now you may ask ….how do you come to USA as a student?

Unfortunately, you must have enough finances to cover for your studies.

If you DON’T, you will NOT get a student visa..Again, that is the bitter truth!

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So, are there any ways of getting funding?

Yes, you can actually find millions worth of scholarships for FREE at www.successwithbobmwiti.com or you can also find secured and unsecured international student loans to finance your education here in America.

I hope I have answered your questions!

ABOUT ME

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS and Robotics Process Automation.

I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida,USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned and achieved a lot in my career as an IT consultant.

My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself.

Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.

On my facebook page, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

Keep your dream alive and never give up!

To learn about my amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com
www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact Me At;
success@successwithbobmwiti.com
info@appstecamerica.com
+1 813-573-5619 ext 402

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