It’s mid year and the country has witnessed a number of leaders and Kenyans lose their lives because of the killer disease, cancer.
Bob Collymore (61) Safaricom C.E.O
On 1st July Kenyans were surprised by the sudden death of the Safaricom C.E.O who was battling Cancer. A statement from Safaricom read, “It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of Robert (Bob) William Collymore CEO of Safaricom Plc which occurred at his home in the morning of 1st July 2019.”
Ken Okoth (41) Kibra MP
On July 25, Ken Okoth lost the battle to colorectal cancer. Okoth had been admitted at the Nairobi hospital a day before he passed away. At the time of his death, his family revealed he was on a life support system that was turned off in respect as per his request before his death.
Joyce Laboso (58) Governor Bomet County
Dr. Joyce Laboso passed away at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday after succumbing to cancer. She had been seeking treatment for the past two weeks after arriving in the country from India.
Gospel singer Esther Wahome this week lost her father to cancer: “RIP my loving dad William Wahome Gikonyo… Though I know you are in a better place ,the pain is unbearable… Though we have walked a painful journey this year as you battled cancer, I never heard you complain a single time!”
Kenyans now want the government to declare cancer a national disaster.