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June 24, 2018

Student in dire need of Sh4.5m for hospital bill after matatu attack

Emmaculate Khaemba at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital on Sunday
Emmaculate Khaemba at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital on Sunday

A family from Mbai farm area in Kiminini constituency Tranzoia county is seeking a help of 4.5 Million shillings for their daughter’s medical bill.

The family said that there 23 years old Emaculate Khaemba has been admitted at Nairobi’s women hospital for the past three months.

Emmanuel Khaemba the father to the girl told journalists yesterday at their home that her daughter was attacked by thugs in a matatu she had boarded to work in Nairobi.

My daughter who is a third year at Karatina University pursuing medicine was on a filled attachment at Mbagathi hospital and was on her way to work before the incident.

‘She had taken the matatu from the estate she lived  at 6AM and inside the matatu she was attacked by thugs who stole her phone and hand bag before pushing her out of the matatu,’ he said.

He said the car that was following behind hit her and broke her left hand and leg and gave her major injuries all over her body.

He said she was rushed by good samaritans to several hospitals where she did not get treatment as at that time is when the nurses strike was at pick and later she was taken to Nairobi women’s hospital where she was in a coma for two weeks.

‘We reported the matter to police but no one has ever been arrested in connection to the attack on our daughter,’ he added.

‘I had a small section of land that I have sold and yet the money does not get enough to clear the bill am so much disturbed I do not know what to do,’ said the teary father.

‘I am now appealing for help since soon I might become a squatter if I sale all my land to bail out my daughter,’ he added.

‘Am with deep humility calling upon My MP Chris Wamalwa, women rep Janet Nangabo and governor Patrick Khaemba to kindly intervene and help as out,’ he added.

The girl’s mother Catherine Nekessa said that her daughter had been supporting her very much by even assisting in fees of her young siblings.

She said that she is saddened that her daughter who she has sacrificed a lot for is now being fed through machines.

Nekesa said that she and her husband are jobless and only engage in small scale farming and have no one to turn to for help.

The mother of four said that her daughter was her only hope that she banked on in future and asked well wishers to intervene.

‘As our daughter is still in hospital the bill is accumulating daily and if we get anyone who wants this our remaining piece of land we will sell it and go and discharge her and move to rental houses,’ she said.

Those who wish t help can send there contributions to pay bill number 855341 or the fathers number 0729099283.


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