Former MCA shining in Nakuru as a shujaa for cancer patients

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Ms Elizabeth Wambui

Today is Mashujaa Day, a time to celebrate and honour the heroes who fought for Kenya’s independence
But, as we remember those who fought for our freedom, the role played by several Kenyans in changing the current state of the nation have as also been seen as remarkable therefore necessary to focus on some unsung heroes like Ms Elizabeth.

For patients battling cancer, Ms Ndung’u is their face of hope.Ms Elizabeth Wambui Ndung’u, 56 has dedicated her life to serving the terminally ill. Many know her as the woman behind the Nakuru Hospice, next to Nakuru Level Five Hospital.

“If you see the kind of sacrifices she makes for cancer survivors … it is just awesome. She is the unsung heroine in Nakuru County and beyond,” says Ms Catherine Waweru, a former nominated member of the Nakuru assembly.

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Mr Edward Wahome adds: “When she floated the idea of starting the hospice, nobody gave it a second thought. However, because of her resilience and commitment, it’s now in existence.”

Not only has she managed to take cancer services closer to the people, but she has also stepped up the awareness against the disease.

To raise money for her work, she has reached out to donors and organised golf tournaments.

“It’s not an easy job but she has never tired. Her zeal to create awareness has helped give hope to many cancer patients,” says Mr Musembi. “It is a tough job but she has kept going.”

“She deserves accolades,” says Mr Michael Musembi of Tracom College. “She has been handling cancer patients with a lot of care for nearly 10 years.”

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He notes that Ms Ndung’u has offered her services voluntarily despite the financial challenges.

She welcomes visitors to the hospice with a smile and listens to their medical problems as if they are her close relatives.

“It’s not an easy job but she has never tired. Her zeal to create awareness has helped give hope to many cancer patients,” says Mr Musembi. “It is a tough job but she has kept going.”

Ms Ndung’u recorded another milestone in her charitable work when she was elected president of the Rotary Club of Nakuru in July.

This is also a volunteer service organisation that is making a difference in the lives of Nakuru residents.

Ms Ndung’u has been championing projects by the club, including rehabilitating street children and supporting education.

“I have never seen a club president in Nakuru with great passion to serve other Kenyans like Ms Ndung’u does,” she says.

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