Student dies while Procuring an Abortion

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A woman in Kirinyaga is in hiding after her daughter whom she had taken to a quack doctor in Kirinyaga passed on while procuring an abortion.

The secondary school student was on a midterm break when her mother took her to the back street clinic in Sagana town, Kirinyaga County to have her terminate the pregnancy.

The quack doctor responsible for running the clinic and procuring the abortion was, however arrested by police while the girl’s body was moved to a mortuary in Murang’a County awaiting post mortem examination according to police reports.

The girl had first been taken to another clinic where the ‘doctor’ was unable to carry out the illegal operation before she was taken to the Sagana ‘doctor’ who was said to be an expert in the field but the operation went haywire leading to the girl’s death.

Police have embarked on a manhunt for the girl’s mother and Public Health Officials from Kirinyaga County have closed down the Sagana clinic.

Led by the County Director of Public Health Evans Kago, the officials said the suspect has been running the facility illegally.
“The facility does meet the required health standards and neither does its owner have the necessary medical qualifications to operate the clinic but since police have been able to arrest him, we will ensure he does not carry out his illegal and criminal activities in this county,” Kago said.
Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri who visited the scene upon learning of the incident directed County health officials and the Enforcement team to be extra vigilant to eradicate such incidents in future. County Police Commander Leah Kithei said her officers were in hot pursuit of the girl’s mother.
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