Access to emergency services an uphill task despite tough laws

Matilda Anyango was walking home from work late into the night in Nairobi’s Kangemi estate when she was suddenly attacked by a knife-welding gang.

She sustained deep stab wounds, mainly to her thigh, that left her bleeding profusely.

Unconscious and the clock ticking fast against her, Ms Anyango was taken to the nearest hospital that could offer emergency services to stabilise her.

Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. The country should train more health workers on emergency care. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP