Maureen Wanza died while giving birth in Kilifi County on Tuesday as health services in public hospitals around the country remained grounded due to the clinical officers and nurses’ strike.
The nurses’ strike has lasted for 106 days. Ms Wanza had been rushed to a private clinic after developing complications. “It was an emergency. While at the facility, her situation worsened as she gave birth. She bled to death.
Unfortunately, her baby also died minutes later,” Ashiners Films CEO, Ann Hamburg, said. She acted in local TV productions Sumu and Almasi, among others.
Her death comes at a time when hundreds of patients in the county are seeking treatment in private hospitals due to the industrial action that has paralysed services in all public hospitals.