A woman from from Mayanja Vitungu, Kanduyi in Bungoma County has given birth to conjoined twins.
25-year-old Ruth Wechuli gave birth to the twins who are both boys at the Bungoma County Referral Hospital via caesarean section.
According to Dr Dickens Lubanga, the lead paediatrician at the hospital, the boys are conjoined at the abdomen.
He, however, noted that they are healthy and they are breathing on their own.
“The good thing about the twins is that currently, from the ultrasound most of the organs that they have are not shared; that’s including the heart, including the liver except some part of the bowels which seem to be shared but we have not yet confirmed. We will require a CT scan to tell us which part of the intestines is being shared,” Lubanga said.
Lubanga said the newborns will be transferred to Kenyatta Hospital for further assessment and separation.
“We are happy Kenyatta National Hospital has agreed to have them and we are hopeful the paediatric surgeons in Kenyatta will help separate them successfully,” he said.