Mourners que to view the body of the late Scholastica Adhiambo during her burial ceremony held in Kasiganda village, Siaya County. PHOTO/SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS
Scholastica Adhiambo Onyango, the lady who lost her life after a suspicious Caesarian operation at Khalaba Hospital in Bungoma town was finally laid to rest today at her parent’s home in Kasiganda village, Barding Sub-Location in Siaya County.
In an event that was clouded by heartful emotions from family, friends and relatives, Ms Scholastica was eulogosed as a strict and disciplined woman who cherished the Church and the community.
Her young brother Mr. Alfred Onyango, described the late as the family protector and a dignified lady who loved life.
“Today is my chance to say thank you for the way you brighten my life… you were always my mentor and caretaker, I don’t know how my tomorrow will be without you Osiepa. Thank you for everything.” Said Onyango in his 500-word eulogy.
Her neighbours in Bungoma described Schola as a loving woman who rarely new the importance of anger.
“Schola was such a good neighbour who never wanted to pick a quarrel with anyone. She was calm but cheerful,” said Mr. Jonathan Kanda, the Bungoma Base Commander who shared a compound with Schola in Kiwanja Ndege area in Bungoma.
The late Scholastica Adhiambo. PHOTO/COURTESY
Her close friend, Ms Michelle Ngereza, whom they used to fellowship together at King Jesus Faith Ministries in Bungoma town described Schola as a lady who loved church activities.
“Schola was a God-fearing woman who never shied away from being involved in church activities,” Michelle said.
Scholastica Odhiambo lost her life last Thursday on 25th of April after undergoing a Caesarian section at Khalaba Hospital.
Investigations were launched after the family raised concerns about the events surrounding her death.
Kevin Omondi, a brother to Scholastica, told the mourners that a friend phoned the family about Schola’s deteriorating condition last Thursday at 2.40AM. He said he rushed to the said hospital and found his sister lying unconsciously on a bed, a baby on her side but with no one attending to her.
Mr. Omdondi added that he called the nurse on duty severally but refused to attend to her citing a minor difference between the nurse and Schola’s neighbours.
The owner of the hospital, Dr. Isaac Omeri, arrived half an hour later and pronounced Schola, dead at around 5.30am where he hurriedly ordered Omondi to hurriedly transport the body to Lifecare Hospital.
But in an autopsy operation conducted by Senior Pathologist Dr. Dixon Muchana from Kakamega County, Schola lost her life due to excess external bleeding.
“The patient lost her life after excess external bleeding,” Dr Muchana said in his report.
The pathologist also noticed a rupture in the uterus whose cause this publication could not immediately establish.
It’s not clear if the hospital made any efforts to curb the excess bleeding and save the new mother’s life.
Earlier on, the police took statements from two individuals in relation to the case.
Bungoma DCIO Joseph Nzioka told The Star that Dr. Isaac Omeri, the owner of the hospital and Mr. Simiyu Mutaki, the Bungoma County Logistics Director believed to be responsible for the pregnance, had recorded a statement with the police.
“We have launched investigations into the matter to see if there was any conspiracy.” The Star quoted Mr. Nzioka as saying.
Investigations are going on to establish if there was any negligence by the hospital.
The two have since denied any wrong doing.
Even though the late Schola has been lowered to her final resting place, she leaves behind a nine-day old bouncing baby boy whose name we will not publish due to this website’s editorial policy on minors.