Nairobi, 14 January, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of CitizenGo Africa, the African branch of CitizenGo, are demanding justice for a baby and her mother who died following a botched abortion procedure in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
In a petition shared with ACI Africa on Monday, January 9, CitizenGo Africa members say they are worried that Kenyan sleuths have charged the suspected abortionists of only the mother’s murder yet a baby was killed during the botched abortion.
In a Tweet, the office of the Director of Public Prosecution says Richard Onyango’s wife walked into Watergate Abortion Centre in Nairobi’s Mathare area for an abortion procedure on the eve of New year 2023.
Mr. Onyango had allegedly conspired with a doctor, Richard Orambo, to carry out the procedure. Orambo is said to have consulted with another rogue doctor, Francis Messo, who runs the Busanzi Health Clinic in Dandora Phase 4, in an attempt to procure the abortion.
Mrs. Onyango allegedly developed complications during the procedure and the two doctors opted to rush her to a different backstreet clinic in Kiambu. It is while on her way to the clinic that the patient lost her life. The trio allegedly dumped her body in a stormwater tunnel in a bid to cover their tracks.