twins1Early this month, Kenya and Kenyatta National Hospital doctors made history after successfully separating conjoined twins- Blessing and Favour.

The 23-hour operation carried out by a team of 58 doctors was the first in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa.

The sarcophagus twins born at St Theresa’s Mission Hospital in Meru were joined at the sacral region of the lower spine.

The twins were delivered by Caroline Mukiri, 26, from Kithoka village on September 3rd 2014.

Weeks after the surgery a first photo of the separated twins has surfaced on social media. It shows the girls facing each other in hospital beds at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

See them below:


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