Nairobi residents on Tuesday evening showed unity when they helped a woman who gave birth in a taxi. 

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The incident which took place outside Nation Media Group main offices attracted a number of women who came out to offer their help after the taxi driver, Mr Nelson Munene, raised alarm.

One of the women, Ms Evelyne Atieno, who works at the Nation Center, confirmed that the woman gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. 

Atieno narrated how women helped the new mother give birth inside the car. 

She noted that at first, she thought they were thieves stealing from people, but when she moved closer, she realised it was a woman giving birth.

“But when I went, I found it was a woman giving birth. I quickly dropped my bags to assist her,” she said.

Fortunately, a doctor and nurses from Meridian Medical Centre, located on the 11th floor of Nation Center came to the assistance of the woman and ensured that she delivered safely. 

Colleagues of the woman stated that they had spent the day well in the office. However, she started complaining of stomach pains in the evening.

“She told me she felt as if she was about to deliver. I was shocked and we started looking for a vehicle to take her to hospital,” the woman's colleague said.

The woman had hired the taxi to take her and her colleague to Nairobi West Hospital, but her water broke while they were still in town. 

“We had to stop the taxi driver and seek help,” her friend said. 

The woman and her newborn received first aid at the Meridian Medical Centre before they were taken to Nairobi West Hospital.