The saddening rumours of the death of Kibera member of parliament Ken Okoth have left online in a heated exchange of words. Trending under Ken Okoth, some netizens had alleged that the MP had succumbed to illness with
This led to a heated exchange of words as the source of information could not be verified.
Social media will kill you a dozen times before you actually die. Allow the family of Ken Okoth some moment of peace regardless of your source— Ochieng’ Amos (@ochiamos) April 9, 2019
It is however alleged that the Kibra Member of Parliament had been rushed to Nairobi Hospital after his condition worsened. Ken Okoth was having difficulty breathing, which is what triggered his trip to the
Ken is undergoing chemo , which he started way back in 2016. When he had his surgery , his aide , Andrew Banare , told us Ken ‘ s condition was serious .
In February this year, the lawmaker opened up on his battle with cancer and revealed that it was diagnosed a bit too late.
“I was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer with metastases to the liver,” he told the Standard.
This diagnosis, however, was not easy to come by. For over a year, he presented symptoms of ulcers, at times bacterial infections and that is what he was being treated for.
He was even put on drugs to manage stress. Okoth says that all that time, he was battling abdominal pain and weight loss.
By the time his doctor ordered some advanced scans, the cancer was found at stage four. It was shocking news to his family.
Why are people killing Hon Ken Okoth while he is responding very well on treatment.— Emmanuel (@einonda) April 9, 2019
Can someone clarify the news on Mheshimiwa Ken Okoth? 😢— Emmanuel Lumumba (@e_lumumba) April 9, 2019
Hon. Ken Okoth is still battling the Fight against Cancer. Let’s be hopeful people.— Bravin Yuri (@BravinYuri) April 9, 2019