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Kenya Cricket Women’s captain undergoes surgery after road accident

Kenya Women’s Cricket Team Captain Daisy Wairimu at Hospital in Nakuru after being involved in a road accident on Sunday night, February 5, 2017.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 6 – Kenya Women’s Cricket Team captain, Daisy Wairimu has undergone successful surgery on Monday evening after being involved in a road accident.

Wairimu, who skippered the victorious Kenya Women’s team that won the UAE International Twenty 20 trophy in December, 2016, was travelling to Nakuru, her home town from Nairobi where she featured for her team Stray Lions against hosts Impala in a league match that they lost at Nairobi’s Impala Club.

The accident occurred on Sunday night at 10pm a few kilometers from the Gilgil weighbridge after the 10-seater Matatu she was in crashed into an oncoming vehicle when the driver tried to ovoid a Trailer.

She was taken to Valley Hospital where she underwent operation on her left leg that suffered a fracture and had to get stitches on her face, but the doctor confirmed she is in stable condition and should recover in four weeks.

In the December tournament, Wairimu guided the team to the Twenty20 tournament after beating their hosts the UAE by five runs. She was one of the players representing the seven from Nakuru.

“I’m so excited for winning the tournament being my first time to play outside Africa. The team was cooperative and we worked as a team. Everyone respected my decision and if my decision was not okay the senior players corrected me but I gave a priority to everyone’s opinion,” Wairimu said after the team returned home in December.

The Kenya Women’s Cricket team will be seeking to pick a win in the upcoming African Qualifiers for the Women’s 2018 T20 Cricket World Cup and Wairimu is hoping she will be back on her feet to feature in the team.