In Photos: How Conjoined Twins Were Separated At KNH


Exactly seven days ago, the country’s national referral hospital undertook a significant and delicate procedure to separate conjoined twins Blessing and Favour Mukiri.

At the end of a 23-hour operation, the twins started a new life separately, granted a chance to face one another for the first time

It’s also a break from the two years they had been conjoined at the lower back and walked side by side sharing a diaper and inner wear.

The 50 specialists among them anesthetists, nine pediatric surgeons, neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons started the operation with a word of prayer.

They went on to revisit the x-ray images of the twins as well as a 3D image generated before the surgery.

They then proceeded to operate on the twins after anesthetists signaled that the girls were sound asleep and their vital signs were stable.

Thankfully, At 6am Blessing and Favour were wheeled out of the theatre into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to recuperate.

here are the Photos