Domestic violence Victim Ms. Jackline Mwende, whose hands were chopped off allegedly by her husband, has today arrived back from South Korea where she had traveled to be fitted with Myoelectric Prostheses Limbs. LG further donated a generator to assist with charging of the limbs
Ms. Mwende traveled to South Korea on 26th September to get the specialized limbs which are not available locally nor can they be fitted in the country. As part of her treatment she was trained on how to use them with doctors saying it could take her up to a month to fully learn.
LG Electronics footed her hospital bill both in P.C.E.A Kikuyu Hospital, where she was initially admitted, and in South Korea where she received the artificial limbs.
The company has so far spent over Sh3 million.
Her family, representatives from P.C.E.A Kikuyu Hospital and LG Electronics’ management team were at hand to receive her at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) where she arrived around two thirty in the afternoon.
She was accompanied on the trip by a nurse from Machakos Level 5 Hospital.
LG has also donated a generator to assist with charging of the limbs since Ms. Mwende’s home in Machakos is not connected with electricity.
“It is traumatizing and life changing when someone suddenly loses their limbs. It is a great loss and needs to be treated as such, our hope is that the prosthetics will help her regain some level of independence,” said LG Electronics General Marketing Manager Mr. Moses Marji.
LG and P.C.E.A Kikuyu Hospital has had a partnership for ten years which helps people across the country acquire artificial limbs at the hospital. Through the partnership over many Kenyans have received treatment.