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Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Wobegist: 1:34pm On Aug 29, 2017
Baby Girl Born Without Eyes, Cries to Death After Mum Refused to Breastfeed Her

A baby girl who was born on Sunday, August 27, with facial deformities in Kenya has died of starvation after her mother refused to breastfeed her. Her nose was on the upper side of her face.

According to the family, the mother, Ms Mariam Mwakombo, 22, refused to breastfeed her because she was afraid. The baby cried for hours after birth due to hunger and later died at night.

Mariam Mwakombo told DailyNation: “She frightened me. I have never seen such a human being." Ms Mwakombo’s husband, Hassan Kitoto, said he too could not comprehend why God gave him such a child.

"I am equally scared. I have never seen such a human being. Whatever the elders will decide let it be,” he said. Ms Mwakombo had only attended two antenatal care clinics at a public hospital in Kilifi before giving birth prematurely to the baby at home.

The villagers and family members wanted to throw the baby in a dungeon to let the ‘gods’ take care of her. But after she died they buried her outside her parents’ home to ward off bad omen associated with such a child.

Mwakombo said: “Hospitals are very far and I couldn’t afford the clinic at private hospitals. I used traditional methods. My water broke while I was doing my chores and she just came out. She’s seven months old.

I never felt any pains during her birth. But on looking at her, we realised she did not have eyes. I was dumbfounded. The best we could do was throw her in a dungeon in a forest. I did not name her. I could not breastfeed her lest the omen falls on me”.

Some doctors suspect the child was born with a condition known as anophthalmia. It is a condition in which one or both eyes do not form during pregnancy.

Source: http://www.wobegist.com/2017/08/baby-girl-born-without-eyes-cries-to.html

Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by phayvoursky(m): 1:38pm On Aug 29, 2017
AFRICANS AND SUPERSTICIOUS BELIEFS.

THROWING THE BABY INTO THE DUNGEON FOR THE gods TO CARE OF HER? LWKMD.

THATS HOW MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND STILL BELIEVES TILL TOMORROW THAT POINTING LIT TORCHLIGHT INTO THE SKY AT NIGHT WILL ATTRACT LIGHTENING FROM THE gods.

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by IPOBrep: 2:42pm On Aug 29, 2017
chai

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by makimberlly01(f): 2:42pm On Aug 29, 2017
cry cry cry

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Kashbwoyjnr: 2:42pm On Aug 29, 2017
Heartless Muslims

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Ogbaruoigwe1(m): 2:42pm On Aug 29, 2017
Too bad

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by WeirdoNg: 2:42pm On Aug 29, 2017
I don't know what to type sef

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by xpressng(m): 2:42pm On Aug 29, 2017
bad

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by ebonge1: 2:42pm On Aug 29, 2017
So many bad news leading headlines lately..... Hope for the best expecting the worst.

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by IamGeorgie(m): 2:42pm On Aug 29, 2017
No Justification. How on earth should you be scared by something that has been inside you for nine months.

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by prettyzee11(f): 2:43pm On Aug 29, 2017
Going for medical check up during pregnancy Is as important as staying alive. Early scan would have maybe prevented this. Allah help us all.

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Oluwaseyi00(m): 2:43pm On Aug 29, 2017
She said her water broke...
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by kingxsamz(m): 2:43pm On Aug 29, 2017
Kashbwoyjnr:
Heartless Muslims

shut up and have sense for once

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by owomida1: 2:43pm On Aug 29, 2017
What's the title of the movie?
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by squarelead(m): 2:43pm On Aug 29, 2017
Speechless.
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Nobody: 2:44pm On Aug 29, 2017
It's inhuman and not only shud d mother b blamed but all those who knew the mum didn't breastfeed the baby n they kept mute without trying to help because of stupid traditions and superstitions . I know of a mother who refused to because the husband divorced her while pregnant but the ppl help give the baby atleast water before milk was brought.

Smh may we never b tried with wat we can't cope

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Onyenna(m): 2:44pm On Aug 29, 2017
Africa my Africa...

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by DeBret(m): 2:44pm On Aug 29, 2017
Born without eye?
shocked

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by JuneOctober(f): 2:44pm On Aug 29, 2017
sad
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Lekan1o1: 2:44pm On Aug 29, 2017
shocked shocked
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by MykLANNY(m): 2:44pm On Aug 29, 2017
hmmmmm
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by stanway(m): 2:44pm On Aug 29, 2017
touching,rip to her,,anyways hope she is in a better place
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Virgohills(m): 2:44pm On Aug 29, 2017
na wa
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by zaragozasingp(m): 2:45pm On Aug 29, 2017
poverty and ignorance and bad governance in africa could possibly be the factors that led to this situation. wont talk further...but its a pity. baby gone too soon.

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by DIVINEEVIDENCE: 2:45pm On Aug 29, 2017
Why do strange things like this always happen in Kenya?
An expectant mother attending antenatal session only twice, agreeing with her village gods and elders, drinking village concotions and expecting to have a bouncy baby?
Sense fall on una dia! angry

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by DeBret(m): 2:45pm On Aug 29, 2017
Kashbwoyjnr:
Heartless Muslims
What is this one saying
undecided

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by winkmart: 2:45pm On Aug 29, 2017
stanway:
touching,rip to her,,anyways hope she is in a better place

Yea, she is in a better place
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Integrityfarms(m): 2:45pm On Aug 29, 2017
... It must be in Kenya, no doubt.
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by prettyzee11(f): 2:46pm On Aug 29, 2017
Kashbwoyjnr:
Heartless Muslims

You need a brain reset ASAP.

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Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by Evergreen4(m): 2:46pm On Aug 29, 2017
Na waoo, things dey happen ooo
Re: Girl Born Without Eyes In Kenya, Cries To Death As Mum Refused To Breastfeed Her by icedfire(m): 2:47pm On Aug 29, 2017
I am glad the child died. She doesn't deserve that kind of mother, and it would have been tough for her to survive

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