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Form One student dies after failed abortion in Migori

Sunday May 19 2019

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A Form One student died in Sori, Migori County, on May 15, 2019 after allegedly procuring an abortion. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

GEORGE ODIWUOR
By GEORGE ODIWUOR
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A Form One student died last Wednesday as she allegedly attempted to procure an abortion at a health facility in Sori town, Migori County.

Some health facilities in the region have been accused of helping teenage girls, especially secondary school students, terminate pregnancies.    

Doctors at Sori Lakeside Hospital said the 18-year-old orphaned learner, who was three-months pregnant, died last Wednesday after losing a lot of blood as she procured a septic abortion at a heath facility within the town.

THIRD CHILD

The girl is said to have resorted to terminate her pregnancy to remain in school.  

One of her teachers who sought anonymity said the student sat her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education four years ago but could not proceed to secondary school after giving birth. 

“She had two other children, this could have been her third child,” the teacher said.

COMPLICATIONS

The girl is said to is said to have developed complications while in school before she was rushed to Sori Lake Side Hospital after her condition deteriorated on Wednesday evening.

“The doctors discovered that she had lost a lot of blood while trying to procure an abortion,” said the teacher.

The three-months-old foetus was removed and was later buried at the girl's home.