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Mater Hospital told to pay woman Sh2.4m for punctured uterus

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A woman who suffered a perforated uterus and intestine while undergoing treatment at a city hospital has been awarded Sh2.4 million as compensation for medical negligence.

Ms Betty Wakio won the Sh2,421,400 award against Mater Hospital in a verdict given by Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Muholi.

Ms Wakio had told the court she suffered a miscarriage before being admitted to the hospital. Mater had defended itself saying she had attempted to abort.

ATTEMPTED TO REPAIR

But, in his ruling, the magistrate dismissed the hospital’s claim, saying it had admitted having attempted to repair her perforated organs while treating her.

“The totality of the evidence adduced, therefore, leads me to conclude that the agents or employees of Mater Hospital handled Ms Wakio in a negligent manner,” ruled Mr Muholi.

Ms Wakio told the court that her troubles started when she was pregnant. She visited Kenyatta National Hospital on September 13, 2013, where a gynecologist advised her to go to Mater hospital.

At Mater, a scan showed that she had suffered a miscarriage. She was then admitted until September 18, 2013 while doctors tried to repair her uterus and intestine.

Three days after being discharged, she experienced pains and sought medical attention at Metropolitan Hospital. The pains were to recur on June 12, 2014, and she noticed some discharge.

Subsequent tests revealed a condition in her pelvis which required another surgery and visits to hospital.

Ms Wakio claimed that she has since developed fertility problems from her treatment at Mater Hospital and that the only way she can conceive is through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

REQUIRE FIFTH SURGERY

She also claimed that she has fistula and will require a fifth surgery. She blamed all the complications on the handling at Mater Hospital.

However, in its defence, Mater insisted that it had given her proper treatment all through the 13 times she visited the facility in 2013.

The hospital, nonetheless, admitted that complications arose when she underwent surgery at their facility and that her uterus was not perforated as a result of the pregnancy.

While awarding her the compensation, the magistrate said Ms Wakio had to undergo painful and inconvenient surgeries in an attempt to correct Mater Hospital’s negligence.

“From the evidence tendered by Ms Wakio and corroborated by a medical practitioner specialising in gynaecology and fertility issues, it is clear that the treatment accorded to her fell below the standard of a reasonable healthcare provider.”

Source: Nairobi News

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We were not happy anymore – Lilian Muli speaks on split from ex-husband

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Days after K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo opened up to her Instagram followers that she is happy that her ex-husband Dennis Okari has moved on, Lilian Muli has taken a cue.

Speaking to Kalekye Mumo, Muli disclosed that her relationship with ex-husband, Moses Njuguna Kanene, came to a slow, grinding halt and they had to go their separate ways.

The Citizen TV anchor narrated that though the relationship was bliss at first, it reached a point where she felt “strangulated.”

She added that they mutually agreed to part ways and still remain friends to date.

I was young, I was a small girl. That seems like a long time ago but it was pretty romantic. He was my friend, he remain my friend to date. He is an extremely romantic gentleman and so he guided me a lot along that process, it is what it is, things didn’t work out. He is a person I respect to date

We were not happy anymore, and we just got to a place where you know we were not friends anymore, and I felt strangulated, I just felt that the Lilian I knew was getting suffocated in this environment and we mutually opted it was not working. We agreed to go separate ways. It is easier that way, there is no unnecessary drama. Once you have a child with someone really that person is your life forever,” Muli told Kalyekye.

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PHOTOS: Langata MP Nixon Korir weds lover in exclusive ceremony

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A day after NTV anchor Dennis Okari exchanged vows with Naomi Joy in an invite-only ceremony along Kiambu Road, Saturday the 16th was Nixon Korir’s turn.

The Langata MP wedded his longtime lover Beryl Zoraima at an exclusive wedding held at the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi.

The event was graced by family and friends as well as the who’s who in the political and entertainment scene.

Take a look at photos from the ceremony below…

 

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Murder most foul: Woman denies killing her ‘mother’

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Suspect is accused of stabbing elderly woman 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach

Bernadette Njoki Gachinga, 33, was adopted by Esther Wangari Kanuri at the age of three months after being dumped by her biological mother.

But, on the evening of February 23, 2014, Ms Kanuri was brutally killed by unknown assailants at her home in Kihuyo village, Nyeri town. The slain civil servant’s body was found by her husband, Michael Kanuri, lying in a pool of blood in her adopted daughter’s bedroom.

Ms Njoki turned out to be the prime suspect in the murder. It is alleged that she attacked her foster mother while she was taking tea in her living room and stabbed her more than 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach. She allegedly later dragged the body to her bedroom, locked it from the outside and escaped to Nyeri town.

Ms Kanuri, who was suffering from arthritis, had just arrived home from a church service at Kihuyo Presbyterian Church of East Africa.

Although Ms Njoki has since denied killing her foster mother, the court found that she has a case to answer.

During her defence at the High Court in Nyeri on Thursday, Ms Njoki admitted hating her foster mother. The court was told she made Ms Kanuri’s life a living hell after discovering she was not her biological mother.

Justice Abigail Mshila heard that Ms Njoki was a wild and indisciplined girl since her days in high school and was addicted to drugs like bhang and alcohol.

While being cross-examined by State Counsel Emma Gicheha and lawyer Gitonga Muthee for the deceased’s family, Ms Njoki admitted that she became errant and defiant to her foster mother after completing primary school education in 2001.

“I discovered that she was not my biological parent after snooping into a cabinet in the house that was always locked. I was 14 years then and I told my brother that we are adopted children. I became confused and escaped from home for one month to look for my biological mother but I later returned,” Ms Njoki said.

She admitted harbouring a grudge against Ms Kanuri for reasons she did not disclose. She said she was not bitter although Ms Kanuri had not told her she was adopted.

Ms Njoki is accused of stabbing her foster mother to death following an altercation caused by her indiscipline. The disagreement allegedly arose after Ms Kanuri asked her why she had not reported to her workplace in Nyeri town where she was operating a fruits parlour.

The prosecution told the court Ms Njoki, while in high school, wrote a letter to her foster father telling him how she hated her foster mother.

“Remember I wrote to you an SMS telling you that I hate mum. I was angry. I wish I got to know my real mother,” reads the letter.

Source: Daily Nation

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