‘Losing my 2 kids led me to depression’ – Isaac Mwaura’s wife Mukami

Mukami Mwaura, wife to politician Isaac Mwaura has opened up about battling depression after she lost 2 of her three kids.

The couple welcomed triplets in 2017, sadly two of them died after being admitted to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Sharing her experience with Barbara Mmbaka, Mukami shared

“In 2017 I delivered triplets but I lost two of the babies. I have left with a boy who is currently 5 years old.

One of the kids passed after two days the other after three months.”

Mukami says her stay in the hospital was not a pleasant one as she had to watch her baby being resuscitated to no avail.

She also had to endure watching her other child fighting for his life only to pass away.
” At some point, I had to be admitted to the hospital for depression, I was dealing with postpartum depression and trauma depression.

I felt alone because I did not know anyone, and my husband and family did not know how to help me.

I was a new mum, I was also grieving.

When I interacted with other women who had lost their kids, I realized I was not alone.

I lost my job while 6 months pregnant.”

Mukami says it is through her journey of grief and loss that she came up with the organization Kena.

“We support families with premature babies.

Kena is also a place to seek information to help mothers with premie babies on how to help them live and thrive.

We also offer mental support, and provide mental awareness.”

In a past interview, Isaac Mwaura revealed that the doctors had tried resuscitating their son more than 20 times.

Mwaura added that the girl had been named after his mum.

Isaac Mwaura and his pregnant wife Nelius in 2017

Speaking during an interview with Ala C, Mwaura narrated,

“In 2016 we were expecting triplets, In January 2017 I was attending a fundraiser for the Jubilee nominations.

I was called and told my wife had become sick, I called the driver and asked him to take her to the hospital.

As I was preparing to go to the hospital the next day she called and told me she was being taken to the theatre to deliver.”

Mwaura says he was not ready for what happened next,

“I found very tiny babies born at 28 weeks, we had been blessed with 2 boys and 1 girl. The babies were taken to NICU, and the girl died after 1 day, and for the next 72 hours my son was resuscitated 20 times.

I told them not to do it anymore because even if he was to survive he might have ended in a cabbage state.”

Adding,

“I was already in love with my daughter before I met her. We went through hell after losing 2 kids (a boy and a girl). At the time all five of us were admitted to Nairobi hospital as I had to undergo minor surgery.

The loss really affected me and my wife, it is only now that she is recovering.”

The couple was left with a hospital bill of 11.2 million.

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