A Kenyan actress, Maureen
Wanza, bled to death during
child birth at a private clinic in
Kilifi County on Tuesday.
Wanza was known for her
roles in television productions,
Sumi and Almasi, among
others.
The actress had been
rushed to a private clinic after
developing complications.
Ann Harmburg, CEO of
Ashiners Films, said Wanza’s
baby was also lost.
She said: “It was an
emergency. While at the
facility, her situation worsened
as she gave birth. She bled to
death. Unfortunately, her baby
also died minutes later.”
Ken Ambani, a fellow actor,
said: “It’s sad not only to me as
a friend but to the entire acting
industry fraternity.”
Thespian Gerald Langiri
posted on social media:
“Maureen will be best
remembered for her role
as Sasha in the swahili
program Sumu which she got
nominated for best lead actress
in a TV drama at Kalasha
awards 2015.”
Her death comes at a time
when nurses and doctors in
Kenya are on a strike that has
lasted for 106 days.
There’s been no report of a
connection between the strike
and Wanza’s death.
Health services in public
hospitals around the country
have remained grounded due
to the industrial action.

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