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Six Family Members in Hospital After Losing Eyesight, One Dies

Six family members from Thim Jope Village, Uriri sub county in Migori county are in hospital after losing eyesight in an incident which has seen one of them lose his life.

A woman together with her four children aged between 7 and 24 years have been hospitalized at Migori Sub County Referral Hospital.

The family's 12-year-old boy lost his eyesight before dying at home in an unclear circumstances.

George Omondi who is the father said his wife and the five children were in good health before retiring to bed on Friday, where they woke up on Saturday morning complaining of not being able to see.

“My wife and all the children were in good health when we went to bed on Friday night. I only realised that my entire family had gone blind on Saturday morning,” Omondi said.

While confirming the incident, Thim Jope Sub location assistant chief Kerry Otieno said the incident is guite baffling and they are yet to find out what may have happened.

“The victims woke up having lost their eyesight. The incident is quite baffling and we are yet to establish what could have happened. The twelve year old boy died by midday and his body has been moved to Ombo Mission Hospital mortuary,” Sub chief Otieno said.

Before being rushed to the hospital for treatment, the family had invited spiritual leaders for prayers.

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George Omondi Kerry Otieno Omondi Thim Jope Village Uriri


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