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Woman who jumped out of speeding car dies at Kajiado hospital

Kajiado County ambulance that was carrying Naiso Lesie and her son Solomon Lesie

BY KNU REPORTER

The death of Kajiado woman who fell off from a speeding county government ambulance on Friday night is under police investigations.

It said the woman opened the back door of the ambulance after her child died and jumped off as the vehicle sped off towards Kajiado town on Friday night.

The woman identified as Naiso Leslie, 26, jumped from a moving ambulance after her ailing son, Solomon Lesie, succumbed to the illness as he was being rushed to the Kajiado Referral Hospital.

Health CEC Member, Esther Somoire, confirmed on Sunday the woman succumbed to injuries at Kajiado County referral hospital later on Saturday.

Somoire declined to comment further on the matter but denied claims the ambulance had no door when the woman, her sick child, and another relative boarded it Bissil health centre.

Nurses at Bissil health centre on Friday called the services of the government ambulance from Kajiado town after the woman’s child required specialized treatment.

“I do not want to comment on this unfortunate incident because the police are investigating it. What I can only say is the ambulance has serviceable doors,” said Somoire.’

Paul Mutua, a resident of Bissil town called to claim that after the patient and the two passengers (mother of the child and another relative) boarded the ambulance on Friday night, a nurse sat with the driver in front of the vehicle.

Somoire, however, contradicted the eye witness and said the woman jumped off the car after realising that her child had passed on as a nurse was attempting to resuscitate the little child.

Another person, who sought anonymity claimed that the woman who jumped out of the speeding car after the death of her child was left on the road.

“The victim was pregnant and her relative in the car attempted to stop the ambulance by banging it but the nurse, who was seated at the front could not hear her,” claimed the witness.

Both the child and the mother were rushed to the Kajiado Referral Hospital where the boy was pronounced dead on arrival while the mother succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment on Saturday.

 

 

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