JUBA – South Sudan’s Miss Deaf Africa 2021 Josephine Kiden has this afternoon been discharged from hospital in the Kenyan capital Nairobi where she was flown to for gunshot wounds treatment with directives from President Slava Kiir Mayardit.
On August 18, the young woman was shot in her right hand while walking in a public space at Konyokonyo market on Wednesday evening and was rushed to a local hospital where she is receiving medication.
“She was walking with a friend and in a public space and then she was shot and she was rushed to the hospital by pedestrian, but now I don’t have any more information about her situation but I think she is getting better,” an eyewitness told Sudans Post at the time.
Kiir then gave directive through the ministry of presidential affairs for Kiden to be flown to Nairobi where she would receive medical attention from the wound.
A friend of Kiden told Sudans Post from Kenya this evening that the young woman was discharged this morning from the hospital and was preparing to return to South Sudan.
“She is coming home very soon. She has been discharged from the hospital,” the friend said.
‘ATTEMPT TO KILL’
In a statement following Kiden’s shooting, the Executive Director of Community Empowerment Organization (CEPO) Edmund Yakani, condemned the attempt to take Ms. Josephine’s life and urged law enforcement agencies to pursue the culprit to bring him to justice.
“CEPO strongly condemns the attempt to kill Miss Deaf Africa 2021. This is criminal act and the government should pursue the perpetrator seriously and bring him/her or them to book. This is totally unacceptable act and act of enemies of human progress and societal development,” Yakani said.
The outspoken activist further said “the suspect being his act of shooting Miss Deaf Africa is total criminal and should be punished by a competent court of law immediately once he is or she is arrested by the police.”