PHOTOS – Formerly Conjoined Twins on Special Valentine’s Treat for First Time Outside Hospital Doors

February 16, 2017

Formerly conjoined twins Blessing Kathure and Favour Karimi enjoyed their first day outside Kenyatta National Hospital on a special Valentine’s Day treat to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Animal Orphanage, Nairobi.

The visit was the first time the twin sisters stepped out of the hospital since their admission on 5th September 2014.

The outing was an exciting experience for the twins and their mother, Caroline Mukiri, who could not hide their joy as they viewed the variety of wildlife at the animal orphanage.

Earlier in the day, KNH CEO Lily Koros Tare had presented the twins with a special bouquet of flowers noting that babies Favor & Blessing were special to the Hospital.

She added that the twins had made tremendous progress in their recovery under the close monitoring of doctors, nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Mrs Mukiri thanked the hospital staff for their kindness, support and love to the girls.

The twins underwent a successful separation surgery on 2nd November, 2016 which cost Sh160 million and took 23 hours to complete.

They were conjoined in the lower region of the spine and shared the anal canal, the cerebral spinal fluid, pelvic and pelvic organs, and the bowels.


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