Alarm has been raised over the increase in the number of Child deaths and mother deaths in Kajiado County.This has been attributed to unskilled home deliveries.

According to the Kajiado Health Department,maternal deaths have doubled in the past two months.

Kajiado Health Chief Executive Esther Somoire said that the main cause could be attributed to the restrictions on movement enforced by the government to combat the spread of Corona virus.

maasai woman with child depicting neonatal and maternal deaths

“The COVID 19 pandemic has affected expectant mothers as access to health services has been a major challenge owing to movement restrictions” Somoire said,

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