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Woman recovering after son stabbed her in the head- PHOTOS

A 60 year-old woman who survived a brutal knife attack is recuperating at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) after a successful surgery to remove a knife that was lodged in her head.

Ms Monicah Wanjiru, from Ng’arua, Laikipia West District, was stabbed by her 35 year-old son last week following a dispute.

The son stabbed his mother on her right temple with a kitchen knife.

Ms Wanjiru, a widow, was rushed to Kenyatta Hospital last Saturday.


The delicate surgery was conducted by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who included maxillofacial, neurosurgeons, anesthetists and nurses.

According to the hospital, the patient is out of danger and may be discharged soon.

She was traumatised by the incident and is undergoing counseling.