In Summary
  • Mr Asman Ewoi said his son Emmanuel, 12, underwent the operation in September, after a fall, but has not improved.
  • Dr Daniel Kemboi, the Medical Superintendent at Kapsabet hospital, said that when Emmanuel was taken there, his injured hip area had had already started to form pus.
  • Dr Kemboi further noted that before doctors acted on the boy, his father was informed of the possible outcome.

Kapsabet County Referral Hospital in Nandi County is on the spot over the case of a pupil who allegedly became paralysed from the waist down after a hip surgery.

Mr Asman Ewoi said his son Emmanuel, 12, underwent the operation in September.

This was after he hurt his hip in a fall at their home in Kapsabet town in July while carrying a bucket of water.

“His younger sibling alerted me about a limp and when I inquired, I was told he had fallen. We thought it was a minor injury but when it didn’t heal, I took him to Kapsabet County Referral Hospital,” he said.

FRACTURE

Mr Ewoi said he was informed at Kapsabet hospital that his son had fractured his right hip and would undergo a corrective surgery.

“I just wanted my son, who was in so much pain, to be fine so when I was told he had to undergo surgery, I accepted,” he said.

“Two months after the surgery, there has been no improvement. My son just lies in bed and is unable to stand or walk.

"I confronted the hospital administrators as his condition worsened. We were referred to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in October."

The single father of three said Emmanuel, who will be in Standard Eight in 2020, was his source of hope.

“He was a bright boy and being my first born, all my hopes were in him. Their mother recently passed on," he said.

"I took my son to Kapsabet hospital when he could walk but now he can’t walk or do anything on his own."

PUS

Dr Daniel Kemboi, the Medical Superintendent at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital, said that when Emmanuel was taken there, his injured hip area had already started to produce pus.

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