A Nairobi couple is in anguish after one of their two-week-old twins was stolen from the Kenyatta National Hospital on Sunday, February 18.
According to the infant’s father, Job Nyatiti Ouko, the boy was stolen by a woman, whom he had approached to help him look after the boy, Prince Ouko, as he wheeled his ailing wife to the hospital’s first floor at 11:30 am.
Mr Ouko, who hails from Kangemi, rushed his wife and mother of the twins to the Kenyatta National Hospital, at 2 am Sunday. They say they were forced to wait to see a doctor at the Accidents and Emergency section for more than nine hours.
Whenever he inquired on why she was not being attended to, he was told that the room she was to be admitted in was yet to be cleaned.
At around 11:30 am, the room was finally available for use and was was asked to wheel the wife to room 108.
It was then that he decided to ask two women who were in the queue with him, to look after the children as he wheeled his wife to her room.