Kenya: ‘Accidental brain surgery’ victim speaks about ordeal

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The Kenyan man who underwent brain surgery by mistake due to a patient mix-up has been discharged from hospital and has spoken about his ordeal.

With a large scar visible across the top of his head, Samuel Kimani told Kenya’s Nation TV he had been unconscious when he was admitted to the Nairobi hospital and did not know why the doctor had operated on him.

Kenyatta National Hospital apologised after admitting that the identity tags of two patients had been mixed up.

The man who was supposed to have undergone brain surgery for a blood clot has also been discharged and said it was not yet clear if he still needed the operation.

The case has horrified Kenyans since it came to light.