In Summary
  • Michelle Awuor, 8, was promptly booked in at Kenyatta National Hospital for a reconstructive surgery which will be performed at the weekend.

  • NHIF chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi told the Nation the father is a registered member for the contributory medical scheme but had long defaulted remittance.

  • The girl’s father, Japheth Otondi, was a man cloaked  in despair when the Nation team first met the family on Wednesday.

A young girl whose eyesight and neck muscles were destroyed in a fire accident two years ago will now undergo specialised treatment.

On Thursday, the National Hospital Insurance Fund came to the aid of the girl whose story was first highlighted in the Nation.

Michelle Awuor, 8, was promptly booked in at Kenyatta National Hospital for a reconstructive surgery which will be performed at the weekend.

NHIF chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi told the Nation the father is a registered member for the contributory medical scheme but had long defaulted remittance.

“I was touched by the girl’s condition. I have waived the money and re-opened the card. She will undergo reconstructive surgery,” said Mr Mwangi.

SH400,000

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