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Uhuru congratulates team that separated conjoined twins

President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated the joint medical team that conducted a 23-hour surgery and successfully separated conjoined twins at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

The 50 specialists from the referral hospital and University of Nairobi’s School of Health Sciences successfully separated two-year-olds Blessing and Favour, after years of preparation and consultation.

“The surgery is a continental first; and given the fact that it was conducted at the KNH Main Theater, it is testimony of the vast improvement in the quality and capacity of Kenya’s public hospitals,” said President Kenyatta.


President Kenyatta wished the twins a quick recovery and all the best as they embark on life after the surgery.

He thanked the medical team for their outstanding work, dedication and a great sense of civic duty adding that the joy of the mother, relatives and friends is shared by the entire country.

The twins’ mother Caroline Mukiri on Wednesday thanked God and the team that successfully separated her babies.

On Thursday she told Nairobi News that the girls could now speak and was hopeful of their quick recovery.

KNH’s acting CEO Dr Thomas Mutie on Wednesday said that the children are stable and are receiving specialized care as medics monitor the progress.