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How to help woman retrieve skull bones preserved in stomach

The family of Rose Mbula Nduva, the young woman whose skull bones are preserved in her stomach, has released an M-Pesa number that will be used to raise funds for her reconstruction surgery.

Readers had on Thursday expressed willingness to support the ailing woman after Nairobi News highlighted her plight, but her family was still in the process of applying for a paybill number.

The overwhelming response prompted the woman’s mother, Beatrice Mwikali Nduva, to register a Safaricom line under the patient’s name to be used to raise the Sh1 million required for surgery.

Well-wishers have been urged to channel their contributions to 0728 068339 which is registered under the name Rose Nduva.

The Nduva Family is in the process of applying for a paybill number that will be announced later.

Ms Mbula’s father is a casual worker and his wife a housewife. The family has exploited all avenues to raise the money, but have only managed to get Sh143,000 which is being used to pay for her therapy.

Ms Mbula fell off a skyscraper in India in November 2014 and was rushed to a hospital.

The doctors who received her at the Indian hospital carried out an emergency surgery to stop the heavy bleeding from her head.

They then removed her skull bones and preserved them in her stomach, and later assured her kin that they would be retrieved and used to reconstruct her skull.

Ms Mbula has since been under the care of her mother at their home in Kilimambogo, Ol Donyo Sabuk. She lost her memory and some bodily functions like walking.