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Topic - Margaret Anyoso
The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges what he's accused of: detaining mothers who can't pay their bills. Lazarus Omondi says it's the only way he can keep his medical center running.
The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges what he is accused of: detaining mothers who can't pay their bills.
"I did not see my child until the sixth day after the surgery. The hospital staff were keeping her away from me, and it was only when I caused a scene that they brought her to me," said Ms. Anyoso, a vegetable seller and a single mother with five children who makes $5 on a good day.
A second mother named in the lawsuit, Margaret Anyoso, says she was locked up in Pumwani for six days in 2010 because she could not pay her $160 bill.