A probe into the death of seven infants at the Baringo County Referral Hospital commended.

Reports indicated that the seven newborn babies died because of alleged negligence.

Baringo County Assembly vowed to investigate the matter and report to the Assembly in a few weeks.

Health Committee led by Mochongoi Ward Representative Kipruto Kimosop and Betty Birchogo said the claims on social media surrounding the deaths are disturbing.

Committee Probe

Kimosop said they have summoned County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Health Mary Panga to shed light on the matter.

The committee has also summoned the respective heads of the hospital and the officers in charge of the maternity wing.

“We want to strike a balance so that we don’t allow an instigator of propaganda to take the people of Baringo for a ride or allow incompetence and nonperformance (in the sector) and that is the reason we have come forward,” Kimosop said.

A local publication reported that Baringo Health executive Mary Panga said she was not aware of any infant who had died under such circumstances and refused to be drawn into the conversation about the deaths or shortage of medical staff in the county.