Two children died at the Kiambu Level 4 hospital after a few hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the multi-million equipment at the facility.
Stanley Mwangi and Henry Ndung’u died in the wee hours of the morning following delayed response by medical officers after oxygen machines at the hospital failed.
According to the children’s parents, the children had transferred to the facility on Wednesday and started responding to medication but suddenly passed on after a doctor administered drugs sourced from a different hospital.
“My child was put on drip and oxygen support. He died after the oxygen machine failed as per what the doctor confirmed,” said one of the parents.
However, a statement from the hospital’s explained that the two had succumbed to their ailment and not due to lack of oxygen.