From right: Mr George Omondi and his spouse Hellen Achieng’ with their kids Abraham Odhiambo 7, Brian Ouma 14, and Evans Odhiambo, and their daughter Lucy Atieno at their home in Benga Village, Uriri Sub County. Ms Achieng' and her five youngsters are convalescing at Migori County Referral Hospital after losing their eyesight.
Six participants of a family in Migori County have gone blind in a weird incident that has left residents of Thim Jope village in Uriri Sub County in surprise.
A woman and her 4 kids, elderly between seven and 24 years have been rushed to Migori County Referral Hospital for remedy.
A 12-yr-vintage boy from an identical family misplaced his eyesight and died in doubtful circumstances at home.
Mr George Omondi stated his spouse and five youngsters had been in the right health when they went to bed on Friday. The six complained that they had been now not capable of seeing on Saturday morning.
He said his 12-12 months-antique nephew, who lives together with his family, misplaced his sight earlier than he began convulsing, collapsed and died.
“My spouse and all the children were in properly fitness when we went to mattress on Friday night. I handiest realised that my whole family had long passed blindly on Saturday morning,” said Mr Omondi.
Thim Jope Sub-Location Assistant Chief Kerry Otieno confirmed the incident.
“The victims woke up having lost their eyesight. The incident is quite baffling and we're yet to set up what should have befallen. The twelve-year-antique boy died by using noon and his body has been moved to Ombo Mission Hospital mortuary,” stated Mr Otieno.
The family had earlier invited non-secular leaders for prayers before the six have been rushed to the health centre for treatment. Doctors at the hospital were nonetheless looking to establish the motive of the patients’ lack of sight.
“I have in no way witnessed such an incident, the problem should be very well-investigated and suitable movement is taken to avoid a repeat of a comparable incident,” stated a neighbour, Ms Meressa Ochieng.
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