Kenyan acid attack survivor Dan Matakayia arrived in the United States last week ahead of specialized surgery to open up his nostril.
Matakayia’s surgery was fully sponsored by the Face Forward International, a California-based organization that provides emotional support to victims of domestic violence.
The operation will be done on September 2oth at Alessi Institute for Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California, according to Nairobi News.
Glory Riungu, a Kenyan living in the US, will host Matakayia for the one-month period he will be there for treatment.
Matakayia, a former police officer, was attacked with acid by his wife on the morning of September 21st, 2013.
“Two minutes after going to bed, my wife poured sulfuric acid on my face. I stepped out of bed only to be electrocuted,” he narrated in a past interview with Hot 96 FM.
The scorching acid badly burnt his face leaving him blind and with a deformed face. Neighbors who heard him scream rushed him to the hospital for treatment.
“I was airlifted to Kenyatta National Hospital but doctors could not save my eyesight. My wife did this to me. I met her in court two years ago. All she said was she doesn't know why she did it. She was lied to. I forgave her. I let her go,” Dan added.