Nairobi county health facilities were filled with celebrations as 62 mothers brought to the world bouncing Christmas babies.
To the mothers, realising how important it was for their newborns to share a birthday with Jesus Christ brought them joy.
Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th of every year.
At Mama Lucy, total deliveries registered are 81 babies with 16 delivered past midnight.
Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital Medical Superintendent Musa Mohamed confirmed that all the county’s main facilities registered successful deliveries.
Mbagathi registered 21 Christmas deliveries while Pumwani Maternity recorded 25.
Pumwani recorded 75 normal deliveries, one mother delivered triplets while another delivered twins.
The triplets’ mother, Emily Awuor, from Kiambio near Eastleigh could not hide her joy and thanked God for seeing her through this historic moment.
“I thank God for this beautiful gift to my husband and i on this wonderful day,” she said.
She gave birth to healthy babies, two boys and one girl.
The number of deliveries in the county health facilities are said to have increased in the last year.
At Pumwani Maternity hospital, a new wing which is set for officially opened in January next year will ease congestion at county health facilities.
Pumwani Medical Superintendent Dr Farhia Abdirahman Affi called on mothers about to deliver to consider the facility as the best option around.
“We have an increased bed capacity, increased security and more modern facilities,” she said.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko congratulated the mothers and promised to offer them any support they may need before being discharged.
He spoke while attending Christmas service at a city church.
“We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth,” Sonko said.
The County boss further emphasized that this festive season leaders should focus on helping the poor and less fortunate people in society.
“I want to congratulate them and welcome the new Nairobians in town at such a wonderful day that we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ,” he said.
Last week, the governor toured the county health facilities and gave gift packs to mothers who had delivered.