Connect with us


Woman sues Sigowet hospital for infecting her with HIV-virus



A woman from Homa Bay is accusing Sigowet sub-county hospital for reportedly giving her HIV-infected blood during blood transfusion at the facility in February.
Lilian Atieno, 31, says she was admitted at the hospital with low haemoglobin levels when she was pregnant when the incident happened.
She says that she was discharged three days later, but would realise the harm in April when she learnt that she had contracted the virus.
This, she realised, during a routine test, after giving birth at the Rachuonyo Level Four Hospital in Homa Bay.
“The doctors told me the likely way I could have been infected was through the blood transfusion and they contacted Sigowet Hospital to question what could have transpired,” she says.
She then reported the botched transfusion at Sondu Police Station, but on returning to Sigowet, the lead doctor, one Dr Langat, allegedly termed the incident a ‘mere’ accident.
However, the hospital’s laboratory manager James Cheruiyot dismissed Atieno’s allegations, saying that though the hospital does not screen blood, the blood comes after being screened at the Nakuru blood bank.
“But we know blood is screened before being transfused to any sick person at any blood bank centre. It is not true the hospital gives contaminated blood to anyone requiring the blood,” Cheruiyot said.
Atieno has since joined her mother in Nairobi as she seeks justice for the mess which she says has now condemned her to daily Anti-retroviral pills.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her



Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

Continue Reading


US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania



The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

Continue Reading


Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022



President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

Continue Reading