Pumwani Maternity Hospital is currently serving as an obstetric and referral hospital for expected mothers.
The hospital was founded in 1926 by a Charitable Organization called Lady Grigg Welfare League and was named Lady Grigg Maternity.
In 1928 the first permanent building was put up at the hospital and some extensions were made to give the hospital a bed capacity of 27.
This was 16 years before the hospital was taken over by the Municipal Council of Nairobi in 1944.
Away from the long history of the hospital, notable Kenyans among them former President Uhuru Kenyatta were born at the hospital.
In this article, WoK looks at notable Kenyans who were born at Pumwani Maternity Hospital.
The musician was born at the hospital in November 1996 as Nadia Mukami Mwendo.
She started her education at Kari Primary school where she sat for her KCPE before moving to Mount Laverna School where she sat for her KCSE and scored a B+.
After completion of her secondary school education, she enrolled at Maseno University and pursued a Degree in BBA finance option.
Prof. Githu Muigai is a Kenyan lawyer who served as Kenya’s Attorney General from August 2011 to February 2018.
The former AG was born at the famous Pumwani Maternity Hospital in January 1960 and spent the better part of his childhood in Nairobi where his mother worked.
Muigai’s mother and father met at at King George Hospital, now Kenyatta National Hospital, where they worked as a washer and records clerk respectively.
Jimmy Gathu is a TV broadcast, radio host and actor who had featured in numerous local and international film.
The media personality was born at the hospital in February 1970, and he was raised in the historic Kariokor Estate.
Dr Evans Kidero
Dr Evans Odhiambo Kidero is a Kenyan politician who served as the first Nairobi Governor from March 2013 to August 2017.
Prior to joining politics in 2012, Kidero was serving as the CEO of Mumias Sugar Company, a position that he had held for eight years.
The formerly governor was born at the Pumwani Hospital in 1957.
George Aladwa Omwera is the current Member of National Assembly for Makadara.
The MP attended Joseph Apudo Primary School where he sat for his KCPE before proceeding to Church Army Secondary School where he sat for his KCSE.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kenya Methodist University.
Philip Kisia, a Nairobi-based politician and former Nairobi Town Clerk was also born at Pumwani Hospital.
He also vied for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in the 2017 General Elections.
The late Margaret Kenyatta was a half-sister to the immediate former President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
She was born in February 1928.
Margaret died in April 2017 at her Lavington home aged 89.