In Summary
  • She was being treated for a fractured left thigh, right ankle, dislocated pelvis and other injuries.
  • She was officially discharged in July but could not raise some close to Sh2 million that the hospital billed her.
  • Ms Collins says that her family back in Britain is not able to raise the money to pay the bill.

A British woman who is detained at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital after failing to raise more than Sh3 million to secure her discharge is pleading for help to offset the bill.

Tinu Amy Collins, 25, from Manchester, was being treated for a fractured left thigh, right ankle, dislocated pelvis and other injuries occasioned by what she insists was an accident and not a deliberate shove off the balcony by her boyfriend as claimed by media.

She says she fell off the balcony after a row with her fiancé.

DISCHARGED

She was officially cleared to leave the hospital's Adams branch in July but could not raise some close to Sh2 million that the hospital billed her.

Initial accounts and stories that have been published in the media locally and internationally reported that Ms Collins had been pushed off the balcony of their fifth floor home in Hurlingham, Nairobi by her then fiancé, Bradley Ombomi, a rapper popularly known as Trap King Chrome.

He was arrested by Kenyan police officers but released without charge because there was no complainant in the case.

When Daily Nation visited Ms Collins at the hospital on Friday, she insisted that she had slipped and fallen, occasioning the injuries.

"We had just had an exchange over some text messages on his phone where he was promising a girl that he was going to spend the night with her and beat me up and pushed me and smashed me onto the floor. It wasn’t the first time it was going to happen. He had developed a habit of sleeping out.

SLIPPED

“I was distressed and moved to the balcony to catch some air. I sat on the balcony and that is when I slipped and fell to the ground floor," said Ms Collins of the June 13 night incident.

She says she had been drinking but was not intoxicated.

"I had tried to pull myself up but couldn't," she said.

"I fell and landed on my feet, then fell on my right side. Apparently, Ombomi and some neighbours rushed down to see how I was and called an ambulance."

When she got to the hospital she was unconscious and was admitted to the ICU where she lay in a coma for three days.

She remained in the ICU for close to a month.

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