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The senate Committee has initiated a probe into the death of a two-year-old boy who had a fork jembe lodged in his head for over 24 hours.This is after Judy Muthoni, the mother of 2-year-old baby Travis Maina on Monday appeared before the Senate Health Committee, to narrate events that lead to the death of her son at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

Speaking at the Senate, Travis mother narrated Travis journey in seeking for medical attention after a fork jembe was lodged on her son’s head at their home. From being rushed to the nearest dispensary where the handle of the jembe was removed, to later being taken to Thika Level 5 who referred them to Kenyatta National Hospital the baby still had the fork on his head.

The senate health committee launched the investigations on October 25th 2022 with its chairperson Senator Jackson Mandago saying that they will ensure the family gets justice.

This probe is to reveal whether the baby’s death was as a result of a delay by Kenyatta National Hospital in performing an operation to remove the object that was lodged in Baby Travis’skull

“We are siezed of the matter and the committee will be undertaking investigations immediately with a view to getting justice for baby Travis’s family and also address the challenges in our referral system to prevent further loss of life,” Mandago said.

The investigations are still being conducted through the help of the Senate so as to know what really caused Travis Maina’s death.

By Jane Kibathi.