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Bullet-in-brain toddler leaves Kenya hospital, can lead normal life

Published on Apr 10, 2014 11:05 PM

NAIROBI (AFP) - A Kenyan toddler shot in the head by gunmen in a recent attack on a church was discharged from hospital on Thursday, with doctors saying he could lead a normal life after a bullet was removed from his brain.

The fate of one-and-a-half-year-old Satrin Osinya, whose mother died trying to protect him when the attackers sprayed the church service with bullets last month, has gripped the east African nation.

Doctors have said the bullet that was lodged in his head may have been the one that killed his mother.

"We are quite delighted with the way the operation of baby Satrin took place. He is fit to go home to continue with his normal life as a child. We are quite delighted," Kenyatta National Hospital head Lily Koros told reporters.

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