Kenyan Author Binyavanga Wainaina Suffers Stroke

Controversial Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina suffered a stroke at his home and was admitted in Intensive Care Unit at the Karen Hospital on October 31st. His speech was affected, and doctors recommended medicinal treatment and specialized speech therapy.

He developed some physical difficulties after being discharged from the hospital and now literary network Kwani Trust are raising funds to help Binyanga travel to India for specialised treatment.

According to Kwani, doctors advised that he has a chronic condition that affects the blood vessels to the brain making him susceptible to blockages and strokes. They also stated that an immediate intervention is required before extensive therapy beyond first-stage treatment.

So far Sh1.4 million has been raised and Kwani aims to raise Sh5 million which will cater for costs of travel (for him, an accompanying family member, doctor and nurse with their equipment), tests, medication, basic care, speech therapy and a period of recuperation.

Here’s how one can donate towards Binyavanga’s medical bills (Donate now)