KIBRA MP KEN OKOTH OPENS UP ABOUT HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER
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KIBRA MP KEN OKOTH OPENS UP ABOUT HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER

Mar 13, 2019 | Jimmie Kariuki

Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth took some time on his social media to address his battle with Cancer this Cancer Awareness Month.

Okoth, 41 who has been Kibra MP since 2013 stated on his Twitter Account how tough his battle with the disease has been, adding that Chemotherapy had taken a toll on his skin and hair follicles leaving him with a receding hairline.

Okoth was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer and came out openly to talk about it earlier in February. He further revealed that the disease could not be cured but only managed since it had greatly advanced to other parts of the body.

Colorectal Cancer cells form between the colon and rectum and this form of Cancer has been said to be the third leading cause of Cancer in men and second after Breast Cancer in women.

Okoth, while replying to a Twitter user who wanted to know his progress in the battle against the disease stated that though it was not easy, he was trying to fight it off with all his might.

“Napambana na hali yangu kabisa. Chemo drugs are brutal on my skin and immunity system.“ Okoth said through his Twitter Account, adding a photo of him looking frail.

The legislator had previously told the media that he had been receiving treatment for Ulcers for over a year not knowing that it had been Cancer all along.

Okoth has been receiving treatment in Europe and has shown his resilience and will to fight the disease.

Hundreds of Kenyans wished him well in the battle even as he continues to push for Better Healthcare.

Other leaders who have been diagnosed with Cancer include Juja Member of Parliament Francis Waititu, nine other MPs and four Senators.

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