Sonko welcomes baby Kyla back from India after successful eye surgery

Tuko News | March. 18, 2018

- Baby Kyla finally jetted back into the country from India where she underwent surgery and regained here eyesight

- She was received by her family accompanied by Nairobi county first lady Saumu Mbuvi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Saturday March 17

- Governor Mike Sonko, who sponsored her surgery in India was grateful to God for seeing baby Kyla through her successful eye surgery

- Kyla's mother Linda, was filled with tears of joy and thanked her mother, Sonko and the government at large for helping restore her child's sight

It was a weekend filled with blessings for Baby Kyla who had traveled to India courtesy of Governor Mike Sonko where she underwent successful eye surgery.

The 19-month-old baby girl was received by her family accompanied by Sonko’s wife, county first lady Saumu Mbuvi, at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Saturday March 17.

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Baby Kyla jetted back to the country from India where she had undergone cornea surgery to restore her vision.

Baby Kyla jetted back to the country from India where she had undergone cornea surgery to restore her vision. Photo: Mike Sonko/Twitter

Taking to his twitter account, Sonko broke the exciting news to Kenyans and gave thanks to God for the operation that went smoothly without any hiccups.

"We give God all the glory for Baby Kyla who has now regained her full vision and she's now back after undergoing a successful eye surgery in India," Sonko said.

baby girl was received by her family accompanied by Sonko’s wife, county first lady Saumu Mbuvi, at the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport on Saturday March 17. Photo: Mike Sonko/Twitter

Sonko, who was touched by Kyla’s story vowed to help Kyla regain her eyesight.

Sonko, who was touched by Kyla’s story vowed to help Kyla regain her eyesight. Photo: Mike Sonko/Twitter

Linda thanked her mother for being constantly by her side giving her hope and was also extremely grateful to Sonko for helping her baby see again.

Linda expressed thanked her mother who was constantly by her side giving her hope and was also extremely grateful to Sonko for helping her baby see again. Photo:Mike Sonko/Twitter

“I’m grateful to Sonko and I’m grateful to the government for helping me” an overjoyed Mama Kyla told Sonko rescue team while tears of joy streamed down her cheeks.

According to Fayaz Khan, Chief Ophthalmologist at Lions Sight-first Eye Hospital, Kyla's blindness was due to her eyes having no clear demarcation line between sclera and the interior segment.

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