Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has finally contributed Sh1 million towards the treatment of Kenyan media personality Jahmby Koikai after her public appeal.
Koikai who is suffering from Thoracic Endometriosis, has been receiving specialised treatment in the United States since February, 2018, a condition which causes her lungs to collapse ever since she was a young girl.
“So the endometriosis in my uterus, bowel area and ovaries was completely removed. The biggest challenge has been my lungs. The endometriosis had spread so much and the scar tissue plus the placement of wrong chest tubes back at home created this mess," she explained earlier in March.
The former radio and TV presenter lost her job after the condition worsened and has been sending several appeals for funds online to help her foot her medical bills.
"I want to take a moment to thank you all for your acts of kindness and especially to those who responded to my plea to reach out to H.E Governor Ali Hassan Joho. Mheshimiwa responded and contributed Sh1m to my fund which has gone a long way in lifting my hospital bill," Njambi said in a post on Instagram.
In a post on social media in August, the 33-year-old said her status had improved since she began treatment at a hospital in Atlanta, USA.
“Hey fam,yaani to be honest, I still marvel at why I’m alive. There’s a beautiful purpose as to why I’ve suffered so much. There’s a reason why I’ve been rejected, abused and dealt with a chronic disease. I’m not bitter at all. All these things have made me such a beautiful woman who’s evolving each day. I’m so happy with my progress. I was only 36kgs when i came to America for treatment. We had tried everything at home. Never been a good eater and that made the condition worse. I’ve been eating well and gradually adding weight until what the doctor recommended,” wrote Kaikai.
The grateful Jahmby on Friday, November 30, revealed on her Instagram account that the governor had made the big contribution.
Jahmby Koikai's medical appeal post [source/Instagram/JahmbyKoikai]
Njambi had earlier on launched a campaign to help raise Sh2.6 million so that she can start the last round of her treatment and therapy where one of her campaigns is a music event set to take place on December 14, 2018.
We at Hivisasa join millions of Kenyans in wishing Jahmby a quick recovery.