By Bonifacio Taban Kuich
March 7, 2011 (BENTIU) – A baby girl was born eight months ago without hands and one leg with three feet in her body occurred in Rubkotna County of Unity State.
Simon Ruach Keat and his wife Elizabeth Nyawal Ruot told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that they had given their eight month year old daughter the name Bhakita Chuongang Simon, indicating that she is lucky despite her abnormalities.
Bhakita’s birth has raised some concerns by superstitious local people in Rubkotna.
Her mother Elizabeth said that is always thinking about what how to look after the daughter that God has given her for the rest of her life. She asked the world to assist her family in caring for the child. Health facilities in South Sudan are underdeveloped after decades of civil war.
Elizabeth said that since she gave birth to her daughter she has not had had a single chance to feel happy. She said that she always feels shameful when she takes Bhakita out in public whenever other people are with her because they think she is a witch. Whenever she meets people their first reaction is fear and to keep their distance she said.
She added that when she visited Bentiu Teaching Hospital during her pregnancy the doctors did not inform her there was anything unusual about her child. Elizabeth added that she has sought help and advice from local authorities in Rubkotna on how to go look after her child. Bhakita is the families sixth child.