Sept 2nd, 2013 – 14-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth To Triplet Babies In Kenya As Boyfriend Disappears
Mwanaharabu Wamukoya, a teenager who hails from Harambee village in Kenya’s kakamega city has delivered 3 bouncing babies.
The 14-year-old teen gave birth to triplets (baby boys) in Bungoma County by C-section last week.
According to the nurse on duty, Mary Marumbu, the babies and their teenage mother were in good condition and ready to go home.
However, the father of the triplets, a 16-year-old boy was said to have disappeared for fear of sudden responsibility after hearing of the triplets.
The teenage father is a secondary school drop out and a menial worker.
The jobless mother of three who claims she’s helpless also said;
“My boyfriend has no ability to take care of the babies even if he was here. We are grateful to the government for scrapping off maternity fees because I will be free to go home once discharged. I would have been detained here if I had been asked to pay,”
As at the time of this report, the case has been reported to the police.
According to a report, Kenya has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in East Africa.
Who will take care of these innocent triplets?