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Wajir woman recuperating after a successful surgery

By HILARY KIMUYU 

Ms Fatuma Ibrahim, who was stabbed by her husband in Wajir with a knife that went through her skull, is finally recuperating after surgeons at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) successfully removed the knife from her face.

KNH Chief Executive Officer Lily Koros while addressing the media at Kenyatta National Hospital said that the surgery was done on Fatuma Ibrahim at about midnight to remove the knife lodged in her cheek after the attack.

She said that the 32 year-old woman who had to be airlifted to Nairobi from Wajir after being stabbed several times by her husband was in stable condition.

She also added that Fatuma was in stable condition. Apart from the knife in her face Fatuma also suffered wounds on her thigh, abdomen and arms.

Following the incident, AMREF dispatched a plane to airlift Fatuma who was admitted to the Wajir District Hospital to Nairobi for emergency treatment.

Meanwhile the man who has been accused of stabbing his wife pleaded not guilty in a Wajir court on Friday morning.

The man, Mohamed Deeq told Resident Magistrate Bildad Rongocho that he was trying to stop his from committing suicide.

The magistrate ordered Mohamed to be remanded until January 13, 2016 when the case will be mentioned.

After the attack Kenyans on social media demanded justice for Ms Ibrahim, under the hashtag #JusticeForFatuma.