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My babies can now talk after surgery, says mother of separated twins – PHOTOS

The conjoined twins who were separated at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Wednesday can now talk and respond to their mother.

The elated single mother, Caroline Mukiri, on Thursday gave Nairobi News an exclusive update of the condition of her twins, Blessing and Favour.

The first time mother said the two girls were on Thursday morning told her, “Mum toa hizi,” in reference to the pipes at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

“I am very hopeful that they will soon be out of ICU and I am still very happy at how Kenyans are celebrating God’s doing with me,” Ms Mukiri told Nairobi News.

23-HOUR OPERATION

The team which was in the 23-hour operation for the two conjoined twins at Kenyatta National Hospital. PHOTO | COURTESY
The team which was in the 23-hour operation for the two conjoined twins at Kenyatta National Hospital. PHOTO | COURTESY

The girls were admitted at the referral hospital a day after birth, on September 5, 2014 and have been at the facility for the last two years as planning of the surgery went on.

The twins who were joined at the sacral region of the spinal cord were separated in a 23-hour operation with 50 specialists drawn from KNH and School of Health Sciences, UoN.

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