Baby Fidelis Muthoni undergoes head surgery

By: ALICE WAITHERA

Fidelis Muthoni, the one-year-old suffering from frontal encephalocele from Murang’a South, has undergone corrective surgery in Canada.

However, the success of the surgery is not yet known.

Muthoni’s father Kenneth Kinuthia yesterday told the Star that his daughter went into theatre on Tuesday evening.

“I talked to my wife yesterday [Tuesday] before Muthoni was taken to theatre but we have since lost contact,” he said.

Baby Muthoni left the country in August for treatment, which was scheduled to take six months.

The baby has been living with her mother and a host in Canada as she receives treatment, Kinuthia said.

He said doctors have been conducting tests on her for two months.

Baby Muthoni is expected back in Kenya in February next year as the doctors want to monitor her healing process.

She came into the limelight after her parents appealed for help to raise money for her travel and accommodation expenses.

Her relative Joseph Wanjau, who ran The Hope Foundation, allegedly stole Sh2.8 million that had been raised by well-wishers.

According to the parents and police, Wanjau withdrew the cash from a Safaricom paybill account number without the parents’ knowledge after sourcing funds.

Wanjau was later arrested by police in a hotel in Nairobi after going into hiding for days and charged with theft in a Kigumo court.

He was released on Sh2 million bond.

State House helped the family acquire travel documents as well-wishers facilitated her ticket and accommodation expenses.Fidelis Muthoni, the one-year-old suffering from frontal encephalocele from Murang’a South, has undergone corrective surgery in Canada.

However, the success of the surgery is not yet known.

Muthoni’s father Kenneth Kinuthia yesterday told the Star that his daughter went into theatre on Tuesday evening.

“I talked to my wife yesterday [Tuesday] before Muthoni was taken to theatre but we have since lost contact,” he said.

Baby Muthoni left the country in August for treatment, which was scheduled to take six months.

The baby has been living with her mother and a host in Canada as she receives treatment, Kinuthia said.

He said doctors have been conducting tests on her for two months.

Baby Muthoni is expected back in Kenya in February next year as the doctors want to monitor her healing process.

She came into the limelight after her parents appealed for help to raise money for her travel and accommodation expenses.

Her relative Joseph Wanjau, who ran The Hope Foundation, allegedly stole Sh2.8 million that had been raised by well-wishers.

According to the parents and police, Wanjau withdrew the cash from a Safaricom paybill account number without the parents’ knowledge after sourcing funds.

Wanjau was later arrested by police in a hotel in Nairobi after going into hiding for days and charged with theft in a Kigumo court.

He was released on Sh2 million bond.

State House helped the family acquire travel documents as well-wishers facilitated her ticket and accommodation expenses