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Student with spinal disorder gets new lease of life after surgery

Photo/BILLY MUTAI Ms Jackline Nyambura, a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student at the University of Nairobi, recovers following a 10-hour spinal surgery to correct congenital scoliosis at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi last week.

Performing basic chores like washing clothes and mopping the floor without enduring any pain are her only desires. The university student hardly remembers the last time she had a bearable matatu ride due to a medical condition affecting her spine.

Ms Jackline Nyambura, 21, was born with a curved spine, a condition known as scoliosis. Last week, she underwent a critical operation to correct the condition at Nairobi’s Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

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