June 13, 2024
Former TV & Radio Host Jahmby Koikai Succumbs To Endometriosis

Former TV & Radio Host Jahmby Koikai Succumbs To Endometriosis

Mary Njambi Koikai, a reggae MC, died at Nairobi Hospital from endometriosis.

According to reports, Koikai died on Monday night after battling endometriosis since she was 13 years old.

Recently, the former TV and radio host asked Kenyans to donate blood to help her recover.

“Hi fam, I am currently admitted at Pioneer Ward Nairobi Hospital and I kindly require blood O positive. Kindly asking for a blood donor for Mary Njambi Koikai,” Koikai said on her X handle.

Endometriosis, according to the World Health Organization, is a painful disorder in which tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside the uterus, causing inflammation.

The condition can cause severe pelvic pain and make it difficult to get pregnant.

The veteran reggae host complained that late diagnosis and a lack of treatment in the country exacerbated the situation.

“The damage caused due to late diagnosis and lack of treatment in our country it took me 17 years to get a diagnosis. After fundraising for specialized treatment.”

“The extent of the disease had spread to my teeth, heart, and appendix and affected my spine causing my organs to shift to the left. The adverse effects of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis cause infertility,” she said.

Jahmby went on to say that she had had numerous surgeries because her lungs failed every month during her periods.

“In my case, that lining grew in my lungs, causing my lungs to collapse every month and countless surgeries. We shed the lining of the uterus during our monthly periods, unfortunately, with Endometriosis that lining grows on other parts of the body,” she disclosed.

Jahmby once asked President William Ruto and other leaders to help her pay her medical bills and therapy costs.

“This is a sincere and heartfelt call of help to a few Kenyan leaders but allow me to address this to President William Ruto first as he makes his state visit to the US. Mr. President, one of the thematic areas of your visit is investment in health,” Koikai communicated in a post.

The reggae MC also asked former Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho for assistance in paying a hospital bill of Ksh 2.4 million.

Former TV & Radio Host Jahmby Koikai Succumbs To Endometriosis

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