Kenyans are still coming to terms with the death of Kibra member of parliament Ken Okoth after he passed away while in ICU at Nairobi Hospital.
Something worth noting however is the similarities between his life and battle with cancer and that of the late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore.
1.Both had been misdiagnosed.
For over a year, Ken OKoth presented symptoms of ulcers, at times bacterial infections and that is what he was being treated for.
He was even put on drugs to manage stress. Okoth says that all that time, he was battling abdominal pain and weight loss.
Bob Collymore had also been misdiagnosed of having Vitamin D Deficiency before travelling abroad where he was correctly diagnosed with stage four Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
2.Their cancers were diagnosed at the last stage
Both their cancers were diagnosed at stage four.
3.Both their wives stayed with them in hospital through out their treatment.
Both Bob’s and Ken’s wife traveled with their late husband’s for treatment abroad.
They left everything behind to support the men they loved .
Despite Bob Collymore having gone to seek treatment abroad he breathed his last in Kenya ,a country he had called home for more than a decade.
The same applies for Kibra MP Ken Okoth,Despite having traveled to Europe to seek treatment he passed away at the Nairobi Hospital ICU.
5.Both were married to ‘foreigners’
Bob Collymore was born and raised in Guyana and was married to Wambui Kabiru a Kenyan woman.
Ken Okoth was on the other hand a Kenyan man who met and fell in love with a European woman named Monicah.
She has been by him all this while.