Kenyan woman whose hands were chopped off by husband gets new pair (photo)


Jackline Mwende allegedly lost her limbs in what was reported to be a domestic violence case. She has undergone a special operation that gave her new limbs – prosthetic ones.

The operation in Seoul, Korea was successful and doctors say that when she is completely healed, she will regain 80% use of her hands

Back in august, in Machakos county, news rent the air  that a husband  had chopped off his wife’s  hands on grounds that she cannot have children.

Jackline Mwende aged 27, was allegedly attacked by hes husband Stephen Ngila,34 with a panga.
 She also suffered multiple injuries on neck and head.

Though it later emerged that her husband might not have been her attacker, Kenyans sympathized with her and the county government gave her a second chance at  life.

Last month, she was flown to South Korea for an operation to give her prosthetic limbs.  The particular type of prosthetics she needed were not available in Kenya which prompted flight and the  procedure.

On Thursday, October 6, Mwende underwent an operation at Dai Han Prosthetics labs in Seoul, Korea.  Doctors say that when she heals completely, she will regain 80% use of her hands.

Mwende and her sister are expected to leave Korea on Sunday, October 9.

The government of Machakos county committed to pay up the woman whose hands were chopped off by her husband Sh30,000 monthly, for a year.

Lilian Ng’ang’a, Governor Alfred Mutua’s wife said this during a visit at Jackline Mwende’s home in Kathama village, Machakos.

Lilian Nga’ng’a also contributed Sh100,000 for Mwende’s upkeep saying the county government will offer support for more than a year depending on her condition.

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Cover Image/story source: the-star.co.ke/Tuko.co.ke

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