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Reactions as Kibera MP Ken Okoth shares heartbreaking photo after chemotherapy

Cornel Wawire
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Kibera MP Ken Okoth [Source: Okoth Kenneth/Twitter]

Kibera Member of Parliament Ken Okoth revealed last year that he was suffering from cancer. 

On Monday this week, he took to his Twitter account to reveal the progress of his treatment. He shared a heartbreaking photo that has since gone viral on social media. 

“Napambana na hali yangu kabisa. Chemo drugs brutal on the skin and immunity system. #CancerAwareness #WeShallOvercome,” posted Ken Okoth.

The celebrated legislator is currently undergoing treatment of stage four of colorectal cancer.

The MP discovered his disease at a late stage, meaning it can only be managed. He has been taking chemotherapy tablets every morning.

Various Kenyans, including political leaders came out to wish Mr. Okoth quick recovery. 

Here are some of their messages:

"Pambana kabisa Mhesh. Yote itaisha. Mungu analinda watu wema kama Wewe. Tunakuombea maisha marefu," said BENJIE‏ @Wambui.

"We pray for you; that you get the strength and determination to go through," said Nelson Havi‏.

"Mhesh we are praying you get through this," said Hon William Kabogo‏.

"Rooting for you my brother @okothkenneth. Hang in there. This cancer doesn't know who it has come up against. It will lose this battle," said Norman Magaya‏.

"I wish you well Hon. @okothkenneth &we are proud of you 4 taking the #Lead in awareness creation which many leaders fear to do. We MUST end Corruption & use those monies to create #CancerAwareness & invest in #Medical research for None Communicable Diseases like @macmillancancer," said Nyamogo Gogni.

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