A teenager is going through treatment at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret after his penis was cut off in a messed up circumcision.
The 15-year old’s sex organ was chopped off during a circumcision held at Priro in Sook town, West Pokot County on Monday.
As indicated by witnesses, the minor was first rushed to a close by Dispensary but it was shut. He was then taken to Kapenguria, which is 60km away but only got a first aid there.
“We had to act fast and save the boy’s life. We took him to Sook Dispensary, but we found it closed. The only option was to hire a motorbike and ferry him to Kapenguria County Hospital. We arrived there at around noon. He was bleeding and we feared we could lose him,” said Ignatius Poriot, a neighbour
At Kapenguria, they were just given a mask box to store the detached part of the penis. Poriot said they convinced a nurse to refer the boy to MTRH, but they still could not get an ambulance to transport him forcing them to use a matatu.
At the matatu terminus in Makutano town, they were straded because of no enough fare. Wellwishers came to their rescue and they embarked on another 110km journey from Makutano to Eldoret.
They showed up at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) at around 4 pm, where the kid was quickly admitted with a penile amputation.
“He was taken to the theatre on Monday night. The specialist will handle the case and reattach the penis. We hope reconstruction will be successful,” said Stanley Ruto, a clinical officer at the hospital.
The official criticized the Kapenguria County Hospital for neglecting the patient.