Nairobi woman with amnesia forgets baby's whereabouts shortly after birth

Nairobi woman with amnesia forgets baby's whereabouts shortly after birth

A woman has been stuck at the Kenyatta National Hospital for two years after she suffered an acute case of amnesia after giving birth and forgetting the entire experience.

Caroline Nduta is said to have given birth by the roadside in South C estate, Nairobi, back in June 2017 before she was taken to the health facility alongside her baby.

Nairobi woman with amnesia forgets baby's whereabouts shortly after birth

Caroline Nduta is said to have given birth by the roadside in South C estate, Nairobi, back in June 2017. Photo: The Standard

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A report by The Standard revealed her medical condition, however, took a turn for the worse as she started experiencing severe lapses in memory.

This eventually graduated to full-blown amnesia to point a she could not recall ever giving birth let alone identifying her own baby's name or face.

According to the nurses, they were forced to send the baby to a children's home as Nduta could not take care of him while in that current state.

"Her mind wanders off during conversations and she has no recollection of giving birth or having a child," one of the nurses said.

Officials at the hospital have allegedly been trying to look for any of her relatives over the past 2 years with little success since she can not remember any of them.

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The nurses noted Nduta speaks of having sisters in Kitale, while at times she says that her kin are actually in Kitale, thus leaving the nurses with very little information to work with.

They also said some social workers at the hospital went as far as circulating her photo in Kinangop but no one has come forward to claim her yet.

"We have to take care of her until she gets out," another nurse said.

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KNH acting board Chairman, Stanley Kamau, stated that it was quite hard to find appropriate homes for patients aged between 18 and 60 .

This is because most homes either catered to the extremely young or the aged.

He affirmed that there were numerous similar cases of family members having no clue that their loved ones were actually stuck at the hospital.

Meanwhile Legit.ng earlier reported that twin sisters who were separated at birth finally reunited after 19 years.

About 19 years ago, two women walked into one hospital and gave birth to baby girls just two days apart. However, they walked out of the hospital with children they did not deliver.

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