Residents of Kilifi were treated to a shocking experience after one of their own, a middle-aged woman gave birth to a fish-like creature.
The Shariani location resident identified as Sarah Mbeyu Jabiri confirmed the reports to journalists as she narrated the incidents that led to her fateful delivery.
Jabiri mentioned: “I started bleeding on Thursday and Friday last week I started feeling severe stomach pains, it was too much like labor pains.
“The pains ceased on Sunday but I was still bleeding until Wednesday at night when I felt some force in my abdomen and I pushed the mass out,” she told.
Just like other residents, Jabiri expressed her shock as she noted that “the creature had eyes and a fishtail. I was shocked to see it.
“That is what I gave birth to and I thank God for saving me. I want the doctor to check it and tell me what it is,” she stated.
With the spread of the rare incident spreading, Kilifi residents flocked her residence to witness the shocking incident.
According to Kilifi County Medical Superintendent Dr Eddy Nzomo, Jabiri did not give birth to a ‘live fish’ asserting that it is likely to be a case of molar pregnancy.
Nzomo noted: “This is not witchcraft but a condition in the world of science. It happens when a woman gets pregnant, then the placenta starts developing but develops complications and starts growing abnormally forming a mass in the uterus. With time, the body sees it as foreign and it removes it from the uterus.
Explaining that the molar pregnancy is more likely in women older than 35 years or younger than 20 years, Dr Nzomo added: “The condition happens before the 27th week of pregnancy (7months). Apart from age, a woman who has a history of molar pregnancy are victims.
“One will undergo abdominal pains if she has missed her monthly period and suspects to be pregnant, vaginal bleeding where the blood is crumpy and resembles grapefruits. The muscle swells and can as bid as a five to six months old pregnancy,” the medical practitioner noted.
He further stated that Ms Jabiri has since been moved to Kilifi County Hospital to have more tests carried out on her as well as have her womb cleaned out.