Kenyan Widow Who Cooked Stones For Her Children Loses Baby

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Peninah Bahati Kitsao was widowed last year (BBC)

Peninah Bahati Kitsao, a Kenyan widow who was filmed cooking stones to make her children believe she was preparing food has lost her last-born child, the Daily Nation newspaper report.

The four-month-old baby died on Thursday, May 8, 2020, after being discharged from hospital where she was treated for a persistent fever, the newspaper reports, quoting Peninah Bahati Kitsao’s 24-year-old son.

Peninah Bahati Kitsao put the stones in these cooking pots

Her neighbours in the coastal city of Mombasa brought her plight to public attention last month.

People then sent her money and a local organisation also helped her to open a bank account because she is illiterate.

Ms Kitsao, whose husband was killed by a criminal gang a few months ago, has been struggling to find food for her children since then.

Her situation worsened as the Covid-19 pandemic meant she could no longer find the menial jobs she relied on to fend for her family.

source: BBC

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