Why Parents of Conjoined Twins Are Blaming Medics

  • An image of the conjoined twins born to Lilian Moraa and Haron Magati on Monday, November 29 at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital
    An image of the conjoined twins born to Lilian Moraa and Haron Magati on Monday, November 29 at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital
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  • The parents of the Kisii conjoined twins on Tuesday, November 30, expressed their disbelief after the birth of their children, stating that they did not expect that they would be conjoined.

    Lilian Moraa and her husband Vincent Haron Magati were appalled after she gave birth to the conjoined twin girls, as she was convinced that her children would be born with no abnormality.

    Speaking in an interview with a local publication, Magati stated that Moraa had faithfully honoured her prenatal visits to a local dispensary, and had no complications throughout the pregnancy.

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    He blamed the facility for the condition of his children, noting that medics did not raise alarm about the anomaly, even after the regular visits to the clinic.

    "My wife has been going to the clinic. It is strange that no abnormality was detected all this time," he lamented.

    The twins put the couple in a tough predicament, as they are their first children, and the new parents have no parenting experience.

    They have pleaded for assistance as they are not well off financially, as Magati is currently doing menial jobs such as roofing to cater for his family.

    The twin girls, who are joined at the chest and the abdomen area, were born on Monday, November 30, at a private facility through Cesarean section.

    The mother and children were later transferred to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, where the babies were taken to the baby unit for care and further observation.

    Moraa is in a worrying state as well, as she is said to be weak after the operation,and was also taken in for speacialized treatment. In fact, the twins are on fluids in the baby unit as she is unable to breastfeed them in her condition.

    The parents have agreed to  have the twins separated, as they would want them apart to avoid further complications.

    "I am pleading for help. I want my babies separated. I would want them different.” Magati stated.

    Elijah Ongori, a senior nurse at the hospital confirmed that the twins will be transferred to the Kenyatta National Hospital for the separation surgery.

    A file image of a branded ambulance ready for operations
    A file image of a branded ambulance ready for operations.
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