18 December 2018

Kenya: Broke Jackline Mwende Unable to Maintain Prosthetic Limbs - Video

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Jackline Mwende, the Machakos woman whose hands were allegedly chopped off by her husband in 2016, is unable to maintain her prosthetic limbs.

The limbs that were fitted in South Korea in October 2016 have malfunctioned due to a mechanical problem. She now need to ship them back to Korea for servicing, but she doesn't have the money.

In an interview with K24 TV, Mwende said she was aware that the limbs would require servicing at some point, but she does not have the money to send them to South Korea.

"Ikafika mahali zikakuja zikakwama nikarudi mahali nilikuwa Kikuyu PCEA Hospital nikaenda nikaona yule daktari aliniconnect na wale walinipeleka huko Korea akatuambia lazima hio mikono ichukuliwe huko na kuchukuliwa lazima tulipe. Sisi hatuna hela ya kulipa, nikaona heri nikae hivyo hazinisaidii mikono," she explained.

Mwende, who now has a one year old son, also said she still bears a grudge against her husband who was charged with chopping off her hands.

She said she feels extremely pained when he sees him roaming around after he was released on bond.

During the 2016 incident, the man is said to have attacked Mwende because of her inability to bear children for him.

Mwende later admitted to having cheated on her husband in order to be able to bear her son, adding that she conceived just three days before the attack.

Merck Foundation built Mwende a house at her parents' home in Kathama village and helped her set up a business by stocking up a general supplies shop.

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