Cancer warriors: Prominent Kenyans diagnosed with cancer (List)

Cancer cases have been on the increase in Kenya,the sad fact being that it affects people of all social standings and all ages leaving families in anguish.

Below are prominent Kenyans whom you might not know are battling cancer

1 .Chris Kirubi

City tycoon Chris Kirubi recently joined millions in encouraging those battling with different types of cancer and he tweeted:

“I look forward to a day when this world will be cancer free, Lets beat cancer together”

Kirubi has been battling acute cancer of the colon. He is still under medication even as he fights to regain back his good health.

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2. Bob Collymore

Speaking during a television interview with Jeff Koinange, Collymore divulged that by the time it was diagnosed, doctors told him he had it for 6 months.

“I went to London and they told me I had acute myeloid leukaemia- a rare kind of blood cancer that is curable.”

 

Bob Collymore

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3. Kenneth Okoth

Kibra MP Kenneth recently opened up about his battle with stage four cancer,The admission came as a shock to many even as millions took their time to wish him good health.

God cannot give you a test that you can’t pass. This I have learnt over the last two years of being sick and adjusting to a “new normal” in my personal and public life,” Okoth said on his facebook wall.

Ken Okoth

4.Nderitu Gachagua

Former Nyeri governor the late Nderitu Gachagua was battling Pancreatic cancer before losing his life while receiving treatment at Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

5. Big Kev

Kevin Ombajo the CEO of Trublaq and former Capital FM employee had been battling brain cancer which left him in and out of hospitals.

Sadly he lost the battle  almost 2 years ago but before his untimely death he had under gone more than 10 surgeries with the last on e leaving him blind .

He was diagnosed with optic atrophy a condition that leaves its sufferers blind after the optic nerves dry up.

Big Kev

6. Anyang Nyongo

In an article dubbed ‘My journey with Prostrate Cancer’, Nyongo narrated how the diagnosis came about adding that receiving the news was not easy.

“In June, last year (2010), although I was not due for my annual medical examination until July 29 that year, I decided to have the check-up a month in advance, as I was not comfortable with the constant rise of the PSA.

The result of the medical exam revealed that the PSA was still rising; hence possibilities of cancer could no longer be ruled out. The doctor ordered a biopsy, which revealed prostate cancer that was rather aggressive in its progression.”

Lupita and Anyang Nyongo

He adds

“The news was, no doubt, not very easy to take. My urologist decided to put me immediately on hormone therapy. This is an injection that drastically reduces the production of testosterone, a male hormone, which acts as a fertilizer for the prostate cancer cells.

When testosterone is removed or drastically reduced, the cancer cells go into shock, and some of them actually die. Hormone therapy is therefore a good emergency measure to stop the growth of the cancer while a more lasting solution is being sought.”

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From Michuki to Nkaissery, here are politicians whose work ethic we miss

As the year 2018 almost comes to an end we take a look at some politicians we have lost in the past few years and whose work and charm we miss.

They say you never know what you’ve got until you lose it and that’s the case especially for people like Michuki and Nkaissery. Below is the list

1 .George Muchai

He died in February 2015, after being shot dead early Saturday morning at the Kenyatta Avenue-Uhuru Highway roundabout in Nairobi.

Two of the MP’s bodyguards and his driver also died in the incident.

The occupants of the second vehicle said the MP stopped at the roundabout when four people with big guns approached his car and started shooting.

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A relative told detectives at the scene that

“They just started spraying it with bullets. When we saw that, our driver sped past the other car and when we came back to the scene a few minutes later, all the occupants of the vehicle were dead,”

He was Kabete Member of Parliament.

2. Nkaissery

He passed away in July 2017, at Karen Hospital, a few hours after he was admitted for check-up.

His death came hours after attending a prayer service organized by the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya under the leadership of Bishop Mark Kariuki.

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3. Nderitu Gachagua

He was Nyeri Governor before death struck while he was at a London Hospital receiving treatment. He died aged 64.

4. Wahome Gakuru

He came into power after the death of Nderitu Gachagua only to lose his life months later in a grisly road accident.

He breathed his last in November 2017,  following a serious road crash at Kabati along the Thika-Sagana highway in Murang’a County.

 He was rushed to Thika Level 5 Hospital for emergency treatment but succumbed to his injuries on arrival.

5. John Michuki

Although he breathed his last in 2012, his zeal and determination for a better Kenya is unmatched in the famouse ‘Michuki Rules’.

He died aged 80, only two days after arriving from the United Kingdom where he was undergoing treatment.

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