Battered Jackline Mwende flies to South Korea for surgery


Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua's wife Lilian Nganga with Jackline Mwende, 27, who was battered by her husband, during a visit at her parents' home in Kathama village, August 3, 2016. /ERIC KAMANGA

Battered woman Jackline Mwende, whose hands were chopped off, will fly to South Korea on Monday to be fitted with myoelectric prostheses.

The 27-year old will leave in the afternoon, for the operation that LG Electronics will pay for.

Mwende, a doctor from PCEA Kikuyu Hospital and LG’s management team will address the media at JKIA at before she leaves.

LG had committed to covering the woman’s surgery and medical expenses and also pay for her transport to and from hospital.

Mwende was the talk of town after she was allegedly attacked by the husband John Ngila after failing to fall pregnant.

Her hands were cut off and her head hacked with a machete about the fact that she had not fallen pregnant in seven years of marriage.

Mwende said she was surprised by the attack as doctors told the couple she was fertile while Ngila was impotent.

Sources close to her family said the two had not lived together for a year. She was living at their home while her husband had rented a bedsitter in Masii town.

The woman has received assistance from various quarters inlcuding the Machakos government and women’s rights activists.

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