Surgeons at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) have successfully separated conjoined twins in a 23-hour operation. The girls, named Blessing and Favour, were born in September 2014. The surgery, which too23 hours, took two years of meticulous planning due to the complex nature of the areas shared by the twins. The girls were joined at the lower back. The complicated procedure, involved a team of 58 professionals. This was the most complex procedure to be done successfully in sub-Saharan Africa apart from South Africa. “I am humbled by the success and importance of this event. The twins were born in Meru and referred to KNH where they were admitted to the surgical unit,” said Dr Mutie.