Kibra MP Ken Okoth is a fighter, and his friends and fans have taken the time to remind and support him as he continues to battle to stage four cancer.
Last month, the 41-year-old legislator announced that he was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer with metastases to the liver (colon cancer).
On Tuesday, the lawmaker gave an update on his continued fight against cancer via Twitter indicating that he is still soldiering on. He was responding to a concerned Kenyan on Twitter who had asked about his condition.
“Hallo Mheshimiwa Ken Okoth, how are you fairing? You crossed my mind today. Am praying for your quick recovery,” posted @WambuiBMW.
The lawmaker responded: “Napambana na hali yangu kabisa. Chemo drugs brutal on the skin and immunity system.
Ken Okoth was also brave enough to share a picture showing the effects of chemo on his skin.
The tweet was met with messages of support and well wishes from the Kenyan online community.
We have sampled some below.
Pambana kabisa Mhesh. Yote itaisha. Mungu analinda watu wema kama Wewe. Tunakuombea maisha marefu.
— BENJIE (@WambuiBMW) March 11, 2019
Praying for you and wishing you well!
— sheila mwanyigha (@MissMwanyigha) March 12, 2019
My brother all the best. MAY GOD give the strength
— Rob N Jillo (@robjillo) March 12, 2019
Praying for you Ken.
— Ciru Muriuki (@CiruMuriuki) March 12, 2019
Rooting for you my brother @okothkenneth. Hang in there. The cancer doesn’t know who it has come up against. It will lose this battle
— Norman Magaya (@amugira) March 12, 2019
Mhesh we are praying you get through this.
— Hon. William Kabogo (@honkabogo) March 12, 2019
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
— Nyamogo Gogni (@ejnyamogo) March 11, 2019
Dearest Ken, Our thoughts are with you as you battle with this disease.The whole of Kenya is behind you and sends you strength. You’re a fighter and I’ve no doubt that you will defeat it and emerge the victor. Be strong and courageous. https://t.co/7Kwn3d1Y21
— Yusuf Hassan MP (@MPyusufhassan) March 12, 2019
You are a fighter Mheshimiwa. We pray for strength and courage
— IMLU (@IMLU_org) March 12, 2019