“The first one died after two days” Senator Isaac Mwaura’s wife recounts losing two of her triplets who were born premature
Jubilee nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura and his wife Nelius Mukami were blessed with three babies in 2017 but unfortunately 2 passed on.
Nelius gave birth to her triplets premature at 28 weeks (6 months). They were put in the neonatal intensive care unit where two passed on.
“At the eighth week, after the scan, I discovered I was carrying triplets. The kids came early at 28 weeks. They were kept in ICU. The first one passed on after two days, the second one on the 10th week. On the 12th week, I was discharged with my son, Njiru who will be turning two years soon,” said Nelius in an interview with the Star.
Nelius slipped into depression soon after the deaths of her son and daughter. She was in and out of depression from April to December 2017.
“Immediately after I left hospital, I was in and out of depression between April and December. During that period, we drifted apart with some friends although there were those who stayed and supported me fully.
“It was the support that was around me and acknowledging that I was there to support my child. At the same time, I realised my weight was an issue, and I focused on losing it. I took time to celebrate myself and my wins, hang out with my family and laugh with well-meaning friends,” said Nelius.
She said that the worst troll she has ever experienced was when people linked the deaths of her son and daughter to her husband’s political life.