Esther Passaris shares post surgery video, reveals diagnosis

 

Nairobi Woman rep Esther Passaris has spoken candidly about her health status before ringing in the New Year.

The mother of two revealed that she flew to India during the festive season for surgery.

The 55-year-old politician said of the shock ordeal: ‘I thank God for the Gift of Life, my family for their unconditional love and everyone who whispered a word of prayer as I went in..’

She has posted a video of herself being attended to by a doctor in hospital, along with a hopeful message. A photo also shows her on a hospital bed with a respirator mask on her face (below)

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Passaris is seen in the video undergoing a post surgery consultation with a surgeon while walking around.

Audio from the video includes the doctor telling her, ‘You are doing 100 per cent better and you look more relaxed now.’

Passaris has not spoken on the record about the condition before, and there has been no further comment about it, only about confronting ups and downs.

She wrote

2019 was not short of ups and downs; from job losses to loved ones transitioning, many amongst us are currently unwell or struggling to make ends meet, but all in all, we give thanks for the blessing of a new year and for the promises it holds

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I didn’t sleep my way up to success! Esther Passaris declares

Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris has ridiculed rumours that she rose to the helm of the country’s political ladder courtesy of her beauty.

She was fire!!! Kenyans amazed at TBT of Esther Passaris from 1991

In an interview with Lillian Muli, the female politician attributed her success to hard work, undying fighting spirit and God’s grace, contrary to what most of her critics think.

Lillian Muli interviewing Esther Passaris
Lillian Muli interviewing Esther Passaris

The women’s rep said it was sad that most people, particularly men, feel successful must have ‘slept their way up’. “I feel that women are always accused of sleeping their way up when they are successful. I had my own businesses so I couldn’t sleep with myself, I had my own company, I had Adopt- A-light project and I have always been a social entrepreneur,’ she said.

Esther Passaris TBT
Esther Passaris TBT

Passaris has been known to turn heads with her visible beauty online.
‘I would love to say that I am more beautiful in my heart than I am physically because this is not beauty, this is what God has given me so I want people to like me because they know the inner Esther, so I don’t look at the inner beauty. Every person has a calling and my calling is serving the people. Even as an MP I feel that I should do more to help people, I like everybody to have self-esteem,” she added.

Esther Passaris in the dress that has offended some
Esther Passaris in the past

Apart from the company that she started Passaris has been recognised as the best serving women rep in the country.
Earlier in the year, the MP received the 2019 Outstanding African Community Figure Award from Voice Achievers for her contribution to the advancement of women and youth in Kenya.

Passaris winning an award
Passaris winning an award

Voice Achievers Award is given to leaders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the political, corporate and social sphere.
Esther has been vocal in advocating and championing for the rights of women and the less fortunate in the society.

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She was fire!!! Kenyans amazed at TBT of Esther Passaris from 1991

Esther Passaris was a guest on Lillian Muli’s show on Citizen TV on Friday. To ante’ up the interview, Lillian posted an image of the Nairobi Women’s Representative when she was much younger.

Esther Passaris TBT
Esther Passaris TBT

The caption read,

#tbt @esthermpassaris Nairobi Women Rep. Back in the Day do you know that she was a finalist in Miss Kenyakambuac68 1991? #Newsmakers @citizentvkenya Tonight! Esther Muthoni Passaris talk about her city Nairobi and life leading the women of Nairobi county.

Lillian Muli interviewing Esther Passaris
Lillian Muli interviewing Esther Passaris

The image received a lot of attention from many Kenyans with many of Lillian’s followers amazed at Mrs. Passaris beauty and panache at that time.

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Some of the comments are below;

berrylmadarah Moto kama pasi🔥

carl_knight2003 Hot🔥

buff254 Hio tu ndio anajua

alphonce__ Napenda kupata mdada wa kenya nimuoe

kambuac68 Weeeeee❤️❤️❤️❤️

kilonzo3673 This is the city girl in 16

machiocaleb No wonder!

haddasanyambura She Looks beautiful ❤️

melaneen001 Follow me for awesome jewellery

julliewambu Aaaaah, ametoa jina Muthoni wapi,,, maajabu haaaya

ericotieri “Socialite bimbo”~Miguna Miguna
bennyrwara Nainteen naite one?????? Weeeeeh !!!!

adenbasraa And few years later boom I was born 😂but she was fine.

jthemiss She was 🔥

esther_minayo She looks like you here

mmwiny 🔥🔥🔥

muthonimunyeki She looks like she was the lady in the success cards photos😂

betty_colette @tulatia_mionki my mama 😂😂

 

Mrs. Passaris isn’t only beautiful but has brains too. In the mid-2000s her brilliant idea of lighting up Kenya through people’s ‘adopting a light’ that won her many fans and accolades. A noble concept that was revolutionary at the time but as with everything in Kenya was mismanaged later on by subsequent politics.

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I am not ashamed of being in a polygamous marriage – Passaris says

Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris isn’t a politician afraid to speak her mind and tell it as she sees it. Passaris was interviewed by Citizen T.V’s Lillian Muli where she spoke about her polygamous marriage, saying she wasn’t ashamed of it.

Esther Passaris
Esther at a public event

Passaris narrated how at first she battled with the fact that she is in a polygamous marriage but later came to accept it. She explained to Lillian that it wasn’t her plan to get married in a polygamous marriage even though she found herself in one.

Esther Passaris
Esther Passaris

However, out of her marriage, Nairobi Women Representative disclosed that she had two children who were blessings to her. Passaris also celebrated her husband saying that despite the struggles polygamous fathers face, he had tried his best.

‘Somebody once said to me that your life is like a book, and every chapter is who you are. So you have to own it. I can’t be embarrassed or ashamed of who I am and what I have experienced. I think they are all learning curves and God puts us through certain experiences so that we can find him. So that we can understand who we are as human beings.

So if am ashamed of who I am, I mean there was a time that I battled about being in a polygamous marriage. I didn’t plan for it, I ended up in it. I have two beautiful children. Those are a blessing to me. My husband and I have had our troubles but we are good friends, we love each other and that’s what is important. and we’ve raised two beautiful children even though you know when you are in a polygamous marriage, the father doesn’t have enough time…’ she divulged to Lillian.

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Pray for her! Esther Passaris in Aga Khan hospital for surgery!

Esther Passaris is now in Aga Khan Hospital. The reason for her stay in the facility is that she is set to undergo a Medial Branch Block procedure plus Paraspinal.

A medial branch nerve block is a procedure in which an anesthetic is injected near small medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint. Typically several levels of the spine are injected in one procedure.

Esther Passaris
Esther at a public event

Passaris shared through her Twitter page on Monday about admission and her condition. She has been battling backaches for almost 20 years which started after her pregnancy.

She said the pain has been a matter of recurrence, which comes on and off. She stated that rudimentary tasks such as walking had become a tall order due to her condition.

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“I miss gyming, I have not been able to exercise. I can’t walk for more than half an hour. I can’t sleep at night and that’s why I look exhausted. Even with the painkillers, I can’t sleep,” she stated.

Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris
Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris

Passaris noted that the procedures she has undergone to remedy the pain had been expensive. She credited her insurance cover for enabling her access the medical care that she needed.

Passaris went through thyroidectomy surgery to remove her goiter in February at Nairobi hospital which had been growing for 10 years.

The city Woman Rep is under the care of Dr. Thikra Shariff and Livingstone Olunya.

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Millie Odhiambo slams thirsty admirer who slid into her DM’s

Millie Odhiambo recently spoke about what she had gone through as a childless woman in Kenya revealing a lot about her inner pain and travails.

I love pekejeng! Millie Odhiambo tells Sonko in ugly spat

Millie is a complex woman, serious and nuanced at one time and playful and jocular at another. She exposed her fun side yesterday when she revealed some information about some thirsty individual

Millie Odhiambo
Millie Odhiambo

The vocal lawmaker amazed and tickled Kenyans when she showed the lengths to which a thirsty follower of hers went in order to shoot his shot with her.

She wrote on her Facebook page;

 

The post elicited a lot of reactions from her followers with most laughing about the audacious nature of the thirsty man. Some of the comments are below;

Beatrice Gura Pwaahaha blacklist this cnman .
Mamou Nyarsuba The sword is getting rusted nyar rusinga
Joan Ochola Ukiembrasiwa embrasika ha ha ha
Maryline Agwa Criminal from kamiti prison Kenya
Saad Miraji Khairallah Walimwengu wana mengi
Duncan Ogaro Mikae Rust ni wewe Paka mzee pia hunywa maziwa 😂😂😂 kubali tu kukuwa admired.
Christine Ayino Millie Mabona rusted? Never! You are like wine my dear friend!
Donald Korir You ought to have written that to him

Millie isn’t the only female politician to be hit on online. 4 months ago, Nairobi women’s rep Esther Passaris had to deal with a follower who described himself as a ‘potential husband’ and wanted to have a date with the ODM legislator.

Esther Passaris in the dress that has offended some
Esther Passaris in the past

“I am a potential husband (and) will pay you a visit to your office we schedule for a date,” he tweeted. In her response, Passaris slammed the tweep for disrespecting women and asked him to ‘grow up’.

These female politicians don’t play around. If you are going to shoot your shot be prepared for the potential rejection you might get.

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Kenya’s most powerful women show you how to dress! From Zipporah Kitonny to Debra Sanaibei, check out these looks…

Female politicians, businesswomen, celebrities and media personalities were among some of the invited guests at this year’s True Love Champagne Breakfast held at the Lord Erroll Gourmet restaurant in Runda, Nairobi.

The exclusive event was themed Sex and the City, a famous throwback to the hit television series.

“This is the third year running when we have held the Champagne Breakfast. It is our most exclusive event bringing together readers and movers and shakers to interact and learn something new. The morning is meant to be relaxed and fun with an opportunity for networking.

This year we wanted to delve into the topic of relationships using a fresh and modern approach that women can relate to, hence the theme Sex and The City,” said Nailantei Kenga, True Love Magazine’s Head of Marketing.”

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The highlight of the event were the talks by Sally Mahihu and Mary Waceke Muia. Sally Mahihu, a lawyer and founder of the Seasoned Woman spoke on the topic ‘Marriage: Built To Last’. Life Coach Mary Waceke Muia spoke on the topic, “Why You Keep Attracting The Same Type of Man and How to Break The Cycle’.

“We were happy to partner with the award winning Lord Erroll restaurant that is well known for its gourmet cuisine to celebrate the dynamic and fabulous women who read and have featured in our magazine.

The Restaurant resonates well with the True Love brand as both celebrate aspiration and luxury in East Africa,” said Carole Mandi, CEO of Carole Mandi Media Ltd.”

The event was sponsored by The Lord Erroll, Barclays Bank, Makari and Oriflame.

Here are photos of the distinguished ladies and how they sparkled on the red carpet with their champaign get ups…

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Debra Sanaipei, Carole Mandi CEO Carole Mandi Media and Connie Aluoch Fashion Stylist

Former Auntie boss actress Nyce Wanjeri speaks out on marriage

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Carole Mandi (3rd L) CEO Carole Mandi Media lead other guests in cake cutting at The Lord Errol during the Champagne Breakfast

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Hannah Michuki business consultant and Hon.Esther Passaris Woman representative.

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Zahra Moi (L), the CEO at The Lord Erroll, Carole Mandi (C) CEO Carole Mandi Media and Nailantei Kenga Head of Marketing True Love, toast at The Lord Errol during the Champagne Breakfast

Esther Passaris proves long braids are appropriate for any age

 

Women over 40 can wear a variety of lengthy styles ranging from buns and braided updos to loose curls and waves.

Nairobi woman rep Esther Passaris has been rocking her braids with so much grace and style.

We have hardly seen her in braids, but Nairobi Woman rep Esther Passaris is spotting long abuja braids in the coolest look by any female politician.

Passaris is currently rocking long black braids and when we say these braids are long we are not kidding.

Even in an updo, her braids hang to her waist and we have taken note of her style.

Scroll down to see Passari’s new hair do as seen on her Instagram

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I have more between my head than my legs – Esther Passaris tells KOT

Nairobi Women’s Representative Esther Passaris had a Thursday I think she might want to have back. The vocal politician got into a spat with Kenyans on Twitter and you can guess how that ended for the leader.

My dress my choice! Passaris defends see-through gown

Passaris’ troubles started when she pointed out that Kenyan legislators needed more allowances as the money they get paid is largely used in helping their own constituents.

Esther Passaris
Esther at a public event

This was not a truth pill that many Kenyans wanted and the fight degenerated into fierce mudslinging with most of the Kenyans on Twitter coming at her with the fire of a thousand suns.

One accusation that went a step too far, in my opinion, was that she was fond of luring powerful men to bed in order to get favours. The person wrote;

No need to be stupidly dumba*s and not challenge facts for what they are with completely idiotic accusation of being se3ist. Passaris character is known and she has no other achievement apart from luring men to bed. Be real.

Esther Passaris
Esther Passaris at a public event

This allegation brought out the big guns from the women’s Rep. In her vulgar caustic response, she pulverised the poster. She wrote;

Ask your father & mother what they thinks of me. You might learn a thing or two about women including your own mother, wife, sister, daughter. Hopefully you will learn that s3x is overrated as an income earner. I have more between my ears than between my legs.#JoinMyBlockedList

Her caustic reply didn’t garner the support she might have wanted as the comments were not kind to the woman rep. Something tells me we haven’t heard the end of this…

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Esther Passaris’ Louis Vuitton bag causes furor in parliament

During one of the parliamentary sessions, the leader of the majority raised an alarm about the bag Hon. Passaris had carried.

It was not appropriate according to him.

Tokeo la picha la passaris bag in parliament

This, however, left the other members of parliament wondering whether the issue was the bag or Passaris. Hon. Passaris gave an explanation of why she had the Louis Vuitton bag.

‘Mr. Speaker, I wonder why the leader of the majority is observant with everything that I do. From my thermos and now my bag. It is actually a medical order from my doctor that I should balance my weight at my back that is why I have carried a backpack. I have actually gone through the sergeant at arm and they have verified what am carrying.’

This explanation was seen to be genuine hence she was allowed to carry on with the session.

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Citizens, on the other hand, were left with many unanswered questions.

The members of parliament are busy discussing these issues while there are much more important things that need attention? That is why we will never move. 

So this is actually what the people we elected sit to do in parliament while we are busy suffering out here?

The worst part is that the Speaker is actually sited there listening and entertaining such kind of talks.

Those were some of the comments from the disappointed citizens. They felt that there were much more issues to discuss than just an ordinary bag.

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My dress my choice! Passaris defends see-through gown

Esther Passaris has been in the news this past month mainly due to her back and forth with Nairobi governor Mike Sonko. The two dominated the headlines last week after their spat spilled over into the public domain.

Esther Passaris
Esther Passaris

But that isn’t the reason I am writing this story. The Nairobi Women’s Rep was also attacked after photos emerged of her wearing a see-through dress.

Some criticised her saying that a woman her age should not wear those types of dresses. She has now responded to the attacks on her person. She told one particular Twitter user that the dress in question was a gift from her husband. The tweet is below;

Her followers mostly agreed with her sentiment. Some of their comments are below;

Miss Kirui 🇰🇪; Imagine being bothered by what a woman is wearing and thinking you have an opinion on it . Tragic😭
DAtundo Atundo; Yeah Right? RIGHT, but YOU are an ELECTED public figure if not leader.
Have some DISCRETION!
chichi; 😂😂kwani mnataka avae aje si ni binadamu ka nyinyi mnasumbua😂😂🚮
Benji Ndolo; It’s a se3y dress tbh 👌
OseiTutu; Kuuliza tu,ule beshte yako Joe alihit?
Atieno Okeyo; Clearly alot of people luv this look they keep bringing back the issue of this dress! Do not be intimidated.
Apeironjohns; So long as my mum is at home wearing her best to please daddy. I don’t care whether others wear sacks or go naked. Anyway the Women Rep wore her best that time only that idlers are everywhere doing what they love best.
EFFIE ALINA™; No apologies required! Do you sis!

Esther Passaris
Esther at a public event

The issue of how women dress will always be a hot-button topic. In Europe, the debate has been raging over Frances’s controversial move to ban face-covering headgear, including masks, helmets, balaclavas, niqābs and other veils covering the face in public places, except under specified circumstances.

Woman wearing a burqa_in_Afghanistan
Woman wearing a burqa_in_Afghanistan

The ban also applied to the burqa, a full-body covering, if it covers the face. Consequently, full body costumes and Zentais (skin-tight garments covering entire body) were banned.

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Kibra Mp Kenneth Okoth’s photos with Esther Passaris excites Kenyans

Kibra MP Kenneth Okoth is a man with a story that inspires many Kenyans. The 41-year-old MP has been battling colorectal cancer for some time but is still putting on a brave face and still working for his constituents.

kenneth okoth mp kibra really sick
kenneth okoth mp kibra really sick

A recent photo of his in Paris, France has elicited a lot of joy from Kenyans. From the photo in question, one can see the Eiffel Tower in the background, as he, Esther Passaris, and an unidentified white woman pose together.

Kenneth Okoth with Esther Passaris in Paris
Kenneth Okoth with Esther Passaris in Paris

The photos were posted on the Nairobi Women’s representative’s Twitter page. Her caption read:

Greetings from Hon. okothkenneth and his lovely wife Monica. Thank you Mheshimiwa for making time for my visit today. I know you can’t wait to return and get back in the saddle. We are all praying and rooting for you!

Some of the supportive comments for the late-night Sunday post are below,

Allin: @okothkenneth you are looking healthier. God answers prayer. Believe.

George Morara: Thanks Hon. Passaris for making time to visit the Okoths….We can’t wait to see you back home soon Hon. Okoth

Brighton McOdhiambo: My favourite MP, May he get well soon.

Lentoijoni Hussein: Quick recovery to the super MP. Get well soon.

Moris Ojiambo: I wish you quick recovery mheshimiwa.

Akinyi Muyundo: He is getting better and we are praying for you mheshima.

Edgar Okari Masaki: Quick recovery Mheshimiwa you are in my prayers

Jacktone Otieno: He looks better. We pray for his complete healing. Kenya needs his exemplary leadership.

Kenneth Okoth has been battling cororectal cancer
Kenneth Okoth has been battling colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as bowel cancer and colon cancer, is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine). A cancer is the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

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