Doctor raises fears of skull fracture on Sonko’s adopted son
Doctors are upbeat that Baby Satrine Osinya will make a full recovery by next year.
Dr Gichuru Mwangi, a neurologist at Kenyatta National Hospital, gave Osinya a clean bill. He however said that he had noticed a “growing fracture” where Osinya was operated on.
The discovery was made on Monday during a review of the three-year old at the KNH Paediatric Neuro-Surgical Clinic.
“He is still growing so we hope that the bone in his skull will close the gap. However, if that does not happen in a year, we might have to operate and close the fracture with a bone,” said Dr Mwangi, who is also the Head of Neurosurgery at KNH.
Dr Mwangi said Baby Osinya’s eyesight is working fine and there are no signs that he would get epileptic seizures common with head injuries.
Baby Osinya underwent surgery 19 months ago to remove a bullet that got lodged in his head after it had killed his mother Veronicah during a terrorist attack at the Joy in Jesus Church in Likoni, Mombasa, .
His mother died while shielding him from the hooded gunmen.
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko adopted Baby Osinya and his brother Gift Osinya in the wake of the attack.
Ms Primrose Mbuvi, Sonko’s wife, accompanied Baby Osinya for his medical review on Monday.
She said: “He is a resilient young man, he chatters a lot. He remembers all our names, his real father and brother but nothing on his real mother. He knows me as mama.”
“My house if full of girls and Satrine would also want to apply make-up like them. But now, he knows he is a boy and a very smart one at that.”