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Outpour of goodwill for woman whose hands were chopped by hubby

A woman whose hands were chopped off by her husband during a domestic quarrel in Kathama Village, Masii in Machakos County, has warmed the hearts of many who are now willing to come to her aid.

Various individuals and corporate organisation have offered to fend for Ms Jackline Mwende, 27, and pay for her medication.

Taita Taveta Women Representative Joyce Lay, who is also the MERCK Ambassador said, “MERCK will pay for Mwende’s treatment and counselling and we will ensure she gets prosthetics so that she can start life afresh.

“We will also set up a new business for her and give her Sh25,000 every month until she is able to support herself,” said Ms Lay.

The Bangladeshi High Commission in Kenya has also pledged to provide Ms Mwende with medication for at least three months.

“We will also give her a loan to start a business as well as a job when she gets better, and we will visit her tomorrow (Wednesday)”, Major-General Kalam Humayun Kabir said at the consulate on Tuesday.

LG Electronics East Africa Marketing general manager Moses Marji said, “We are willing to support her with prosthetic limbs and take care of her transport from her home to the hospital, admission and treatment. The procedure will be carried out at PCEA Kikuyu Hospital.”

A Nation reader who did not wish to be identified said as part of his company’s corporate social responsibility this year, they will give Ms Mwende prosthetic hands and financial support.

If you think you can help, please contact Mwende’s father Samuel Munyoki, on telephone number 0720285571 or 0737488464.