Doctors have successfully removed a bullet from the shoulder of a baby shot during anti-IEBC demos in Kisumu on Monday.
Lydia Khageya, the mother of the two and a half year-old, said she was shot in their compound in Nyamasaria while playing with other children.
“We ran towards her because we thought she was hit by a stone but on looking closely, we saw something in her shoulder and rushed her to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital,” Khageya said.
Khageya said an X-ray showed there was a bullet in baby Mary Shantel’s shoulder.
“There was no protest in our compound. We wondered why the bullet hit our daughter.”
An x-ray showing the position of bullet in the shoulder of baby Mary Shantel at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, October 16, 2017.
The mother of two, who was accompanied by other family members, said the operation took four hours.
But Khageya, who lost her husband three months ago, said she does not have enough money to acquire medicine prescribed for her baby.
Baby Mary Shantel with her relatives at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, October 16, 2017.
Lydia Khageya, the mother of bBaby Mary Shantel addresses journalists at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, October 16, 2017.
Several deaths and injuries have been reported during NASA protests in parts of the country.
A student was shot and killed during demonstrations in Kisumu on Monday.
Last week three people were shot dead by police in Bondo, Siaya county.
NASA leaders called off Tuesday protests to attend to those injured in the last few weeks of protests against the electoral agency.