16-Year-Old Who Carried Dead Baby to Mortuary Taken Back to School

  • Immaculate Auma, a 16-year-old girl who hit the national headlines after carrying the body her dead son for almost 5 Kms to the morgue has gone back to school.

    Auma narrated how she had to drop out of Anwa Junior Academy in Standard 7 in January 2018 after she realized she was pregnant.

    An excited Auma continued to explain how a group of women visited her home in Kibra after the death of her six-month-old son and offered to pay her school fees.

    Speaking to Citizen Digital at Daisy School in Bukura, Kakamega County, where she was admitted, Auma asserted, “I was brought here by a women’s organization who asked me what I wanted to do and I chose school so they brought me here.”


    Immaculate Auma talking to Citizen Digital after her admision to school

    “I want to thank them and ask them to help others like me, I wanted to be a nurse but now I want to go over and beyond that and become a doctor,” she continued

    Carolyne Asholo, the school administrator, further stated that the institution would cater for Auma’s boarding fees as the women’s group led by Belinda Konje pays her school fees.

    Immaculate’s plight was highlighted on February 23, 2019, after her son died at the Mbagathi Hospital and she was forced to carry the body all the to Kenyatta National Hospital to file a notification, then carry it again to City Mortuary where the attendants kept her waiting for hours.

    Accompanied by her mother, Linet Atieno, the two women took turns in holding the baby's body for hours as they waited to be attended.

    However, the Mbagathi Hospital management came out to distance itself from the incident claiming that the baby died outside the hospital premises before admission.

    The gate to City Mortuary where Auma waited for hours