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Photos: My babies are talking, says mother of conjoined twins separated at KNH

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

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

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

“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,” she said.

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.

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.