June 24, 2024
President Ruto Ignored And Failed Njambi Koikai's Heartfelt Appeal Weeks Before Her Death

President Ruto Ignored And Failed Njambi Koikai’s Heartfelt Appeal Weeks Before Her Death

Njambi Koikai, also known as Fyah Mummah, died at Nairobi Hospital on Monday around 9 p.m., according to the family.

She’d been admitted to the hospital and asked for blood.

Koikai took to Instagram weeks before her death to make an appeal to President William Ruto, who was on his way to the United States for a state visit.

During his visit to the United States, Koikai urged the President to prioritize health-care investment.

“This is a sincere 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 in your visit is investment in health,” Njambi noted in the post.

“Atlanta, Georgia is a dream city for every young girl and woman who has ever battled this horrific disease called endometriosis. Therein lies a centre dedicated to restoring the lives of young girls and women who are crippled by this disease,” she said.

Njambi’s life took a difficult turn when she was diagnosed with endometriosis, a rare and painful condition that affects over 170 million women worldwide.

Endometriosis occurs when the tissue lining the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing painful spasms.

The condition causes severe pelvic pain, making it difficult for women of reproductive age to conceive.

According to statistics, endometriosis affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age around the world.

“In my case that lining grew on my lungs, causing my lungs to collapse every month and countless number of surgeries. It took me 17 years to get a diagnosis,” Njambi said in her appeal for the President’s intervention.

She claimed that her condition had progressed and caused significant damage as a result of late diagnosis and a lack of treatment in Kenya.

“After fundraising for specialised 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,” Njambi said.

According to her, endometriosis affects one in every ten women worldwide, and the numbers are staggering.

She claims that due to traditions and taboos, young girls and women are ashamed to believe that period pain is normal.

“As you commence your State visit to the US, I’d like to kindly add a few visits that would help the millions of Kenyan women battling in silence,” Njambi said in her message to Ruto.

President Ruto Ignored And Failed Njambi Koikai’s Heartfelt Appeal Weeks Before Her Death

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