Quick Facts about Reggae MC Jahmby 'Njambi' Koikai

Jahmby 'Njambi' Koikai died at the Nairobi hospital on Monday at around 9 pm

Quick Facts about Reggae MC Jahmby 'Njambi' Koikai 

Kenyans are still in shock following the untimely demise of Media personality and reggae MC Mary Njambi Koikai alias Jahmby Koikai.

Jahmby died at the Nairobi hospital on Monday at around 9 pm after a long battle with Endometriosis.

Reports of her death were first announced by Senator Gloria Orwoba and media personality Phillip Etale.

Etale in his message said that he was beyond shocked with Jahmby’s untimely demise.

He remembered their old days at KBC where they used to work together.

On her side, Senator Gloria Orwoba wrote; “My heart is broken. It is not fair. We lost  @JahmbyKoikai last night. Our warrior is gone,”.

Jahmby has previously been affected by a chronic condition known as endometriosis which she has battled since she was age 13.

Endometriosis is a painful disorder where tissue similar to the lining inside the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing severe pain and complications.

In 2017, Koikai launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for her treatment in the United States.

Here are a few facts about Jahmby Koikai

(Died at the Nairobi hospital on Monday at around 9 pm)

Real name: Mary Jahmby Koikai aka Fyah Mummah Jahmby

Age: 38

Born and raised in Dagoretti, Nairobi

Pursed a degree course at USIU

Raised by a single mother and her grandmother

Her grandmother died of pancreatic cancer in 2016

Battled Endometriosis from the age of 13

Gained fame hosting reggae shows on Metro FM and QFM

Unsuccessfully vied for the Dagoretti MP Seat in 2022

Underwent 21 surgeries to cure Endometriosis over the years

Her last surgery was in the United States of America (2018)

In August 2023 she said;

"Today marks 4 good years since I came back from the US after undergoing specialised treatment at the @centerforendocare for Endometriosis and Thoracic Endometriosis. 21 surgeries. I am a miracle. I've been through ups and downs. Recovery has not been easy but I'm nowhere near those dark days. No lung collapses ever since. Rebuilding my body and strength."