Robert Omondi has recounted the last moments with his wife he lost in early September after she delivered twins but bled to death due to medical negligence.
Appearing before the Senate's Health Committee on Tuesday, November 1, Omondi narrated the long excruciating 18 hours in which he watched his wife die.
Omondi lamented that after the Caesarean Section delivery, he noticed the unusual bleeding and alerted the nurses at the Mama Lucy Hospital but did not get any urgent medical attention.
"She bled from 6.45 am all the way till noon," he said amidst tears.
He told the committee that during this time, he would place pieces of cotton to absorb the blood as he waited for assistance that never came.
Additionally, his wife and newborns had been cramped on one tiny hospital bed after delivery.
At the hospital, Omondi was tasked with interchangeably taking care of his wife and his newborns who were not breastfeeding.
Omondi later decided to transfer his wife to the Kiambu Level 5 Hospital where she passed away. He was initially asked to make a payment of Ksh 200,000 for the referral.
"The ambulance driver kept on asking other motorists for directions to Kiambu. We wasted a lot of time as the driver told me 'sijazoea hii route' (I am not used to this route). We arrived at 1 am," Omondi recounted.
He further told the committee that his wife had only one request to him as she took her last breath. "Give my kids milk."
After her death, Omondi appealed to the public to help raise funds to cater for her funeral.
Ever since, Governor Sakaja has formed a task force to oversee reforms in the County's Health Sector.
"The situation is not good. I apologise on behalf of the previous administration as well as the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) for the state of things. We will take better care of you," the governor stated.