Shame of newborns detained in Kenyan hospitals

Esther Nyambura, 29, who delivered baby on August 29,, 2010 at the Nyeri Provincial General Hospital was still at the hospital on Thursday. Her bill escalated from Sh2,000 to Sh10,000. Photo/ JOSEPH KANYI

An alarming number of Kenya’s newborn children are spending their first weeks on earth as virtual prisoners in our maternities because their mothers are too poor to pay for their delivery.

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