•Maina was attacked on July 2 after he failed to raise a bribe of Sh100 allegedly demanded by the officers as he only had Sh20.
Nairobi hawker Anthony Maina whose teeth had been uprooted by city askaris' alias kanjo has successfully undergone surgery and had his teeth replaced.
Maina was attacked on July 2 after he failed to raise a bribe of Sh100 allegedly demanded by the officers as he only had Sh20.
He lost five teeth and suffered a broken jaw after he was hit with a metal rod while handcuffed by city inspectorate officers.
Maina underwent free surgery from Kenya Orthodontics.
Dr. Kennedy Carson Opiyo from Kenya Orthodontics said Mr. Maina is on his way to recovery after successful surgery to fix a broken jaw and teeth.
Dr. Opiyo said the surgery removed broken sharp bony spicules from Mr. Maina’s broken jaw. He said a heavy impact on the lower jaw left it broken at two points.
“The X-ray showed the young man had a broken jaw, some loose teeth, and a deranged bite.
The two broken points were at the back and the front meaning the lower jaw was hanging loosely,”
We decided to help so we did it for free. Maina is recovering at the moment and is due for a review in two weeks." Said Opiyo.
Maina was recently awarded Sh427,200 as compensation for the abuse he suffered at the hands of the city council askaris.
According to the agreement, the compensation for loss and damage of five teeth amounts to Sh300,000 - Sh60,000 for each tooth - while Sh56,000 was for the broken jaw.
The officers will pay him Sh4,000 for fare and transportation, Sh37,800 for food, Sh15,000 for two months’ rent and Sh14,400 for clinic visits.
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