NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 7 – A 32 year old woman in Wajir County was on Thursday fighting for her life after she was allegedly stabbed several times by her husband.
Well-wisher Aderm Bishar who made an appeal on his Facebook account to have the woman flown to Nairobi for treatment described the incident as the worst form of domestic violence.
“Doctors in Wajir could not remove the knife that is stuck in her face and she is now referred to Nairobi. This is one of the worst domestic cases in Wajir,” he said.
Following the incident, AMREF dispatched a plane to airlift the woman who was admitted at the Wajir District Hospital where she was receiving emergency treatment after the 2am incident.
Fourteen hours later, a long knife was lodged on her right cheek as she waited to be airlifted from to Nairobi.
Bishar thanked AMREF for responding to the calls made on social media and other forums.
“Thank you AMREF for your timely response I managed to get an emergency evacuation flight from AMREF Kenya. The flight has taken off from Wilson airport at 3.30pm and will be landing in Wajir shortly, Thank you everyone who managed to help Fatuma,” he said.
Capital FM’S Mike Kariuki was accompanying the AMREF Flying Doctors team to Wajir to airlift the woman to Kenyatta National Hospital where she will undergo an operation to remove the knife.
According to police in Wajir, Fatuma Ibrahim, a mother of four was stabbed following a domestic quarrel with her husband who has been arrested.