Widow asks well-wishers to help her injured teen daughter

The mother of a gunshot victim in Kapoeta Civil Hospital is appealing for financial support to transport her daughter to Juba for specialized treatment.

Queen Elizabeth, aged 16, was shot and injured by unidentified attackers at the Chukudum-Torit Road junction on Saturday evening.

She was travelling from Lobira village of Ikwoto County to Kapoeta to visit her mother when they came under attack, sustaining a left thigh fracture.

Her mother Ikanga Susan, a widow, says she has no capacity to transport her daughter to Juba for better treatment.

“Right now things are hard for me. I have been moving around, calling people in the village to help me with money. But no one could help me,” Ikanga told Singaita FM.

“I am asking the government and NGOs to help me with money to take my daughter to Juba for treatment.”

For his part, the director of Kapoeta Civil Hospital – John Isaac – agreed with Ikanga, saying the public health facility has no capacity to treat the fractured bone.

“She was put on antibiotics and bleeding was arrested. But now she is stable but we have referred her to Juba. We normally refer such cases to Torit because there is no X-ray service here,” he added.