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SURGICAL NEEDLE [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Two weeks later: Woman’s agony as needle remains lodged in her private parts after botched operation

An 18-year-old woman from Bungoma County was undergoing a surgical procedure – at the time of going to press – to remove a needle which broke off in her private parts.

The surgical needle broke off in the woman’s private parts, when she was being sewn up with dissolvable stitches after giving birth at Namwacha dispensary two weeks ago.

According to Jael Sifuna, her daughter, Amacline Amunga, was referred to the Bungoma County Referral Hospital on May 10 after the botched attempt to stitch Ms Amunga’s perineum.

Ms Sifuna said Bungoma County Referral Hospital administrators told her they could not perform a needle removal procedure on Ms Amunga immediately because the facility did not have the necessary equipment to facilitate the procedure.

Ms Sifuna’s persistence saw the hospital schedule Ms Amunga’s surgical operation for Wednesday, May 23.

“Ms Amunga had been wheeled to the operating theater at 7:30am Wednesday. As we speak, she is still in the operating room,” Radio Citizen reporter Jimmy Simiyu told EDAILY on phone at 3:40pm Wednesday.

Bungoma County Health executive, Anthony Walela, refused to comment on the matter.

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