President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated the joint medical team which conducted a 23-hour surgery that successfully separated conjoined twins, aged two years.
The team comprised medical professionals from the Kenyatta National Hospital and the University of Nairobi’s School of Health Sciences.
The successful surgery by the multidisciplinary team is a continental first; and given the fact that it was conducted at the KNH Main Theatre, it is testimony of the vast improvement in the quality and capacity of healthcare facilities and services available in Kenya’s Public Hospitals.
H.E. the President wishes the twin girls a quick convalescence and all the best as they embark on life after the surgery. The Head of State also thanks the medical team for their outstanding work, dedication and a great sense of civic duty.
The joy of the mother, relatives and family friends of the girls is shared by the whole Nation and beyond.