Njambi Koikai

‘I have undergone 21 surgeries so far,’ Njambi Koikai tells Ellen Degeneres

Njambi Koikai has become the poster child for endometriosis sufferers in this country and one can see why. The former The Trend presenter has been suffering from endometriosis from the time she was a teen.

Njambi Koikai
Njambi in hospital

In her journey to get better, she has been speaking and educating the public using her social media pages, especially Instagram. On that page, she regularly updates the public on what she is going through.

She has previously appealed to Mombasa governor Allan Hassan Joho using her page, who ended up donating 1 million shillings afterward. Now Njambi wants to appear on American host Ellen Degeneres show, Ellen.

The stage four endometriosis survivor sent an emotional message to Ellen in the hope she would possibly be featured in her show which is one of the most popular in recent times.


She asked her followers on her Instagram for help her get the word out. Her caption read;

Fam please help me tag @theellenshow @edglavin @sir_twitch_alot

Njambi revealed that she had actually tried to reach out to Ellen through a letter but to no avail. This video was literally a ‘Hail Mary’ as she read out the letter she wrote to the 61-year-old Ellen. The letter read;

Dear Ellen, my name is Jahmby Koikai from Nairobi Kenya, a stage four thoracic endometriosis survivor. Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. In my case the endometriosis spread all the way to my lungs, diaphragm, chest, ribs, appendix and close to my heart.

Njambi Koikai
Njambi Koikai

Njambi went on to reveal that she has been battling endometriosis for two decades and has undergone 21 surgeries so far. She concluded the video with a plea to Ellen to hand her a platform.

Kenyans saw her video and took to Twitter to flood Ellen’s timeline with tags just to boost her chances to earn a slot in her how.   Earlier in 2019, she attempted to reach out to another TV talk show host Steve Harvey but her efforts have been unsuccessful.

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