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Njambi Koikai undergoes successful surgery at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Kenyan journalist Njambi Koikai has successfully undergone surgery at Northside Hospital, on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The popular Reggae Femcee  has been battling  thoracic endometriosis, a condition which causes the lungs to collapse due to an abnormal collection of air or gas.

Endomitriosis is a common disease, characterized by the presence of tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) forming abnormal growths elsewhere in the body. Usually these growths are found in the pelvis, between the rectum and the uterus, the ligaments of the pelvis, the bladder, the ovaries, and the sigmoid colon. Thoracic endometriosis is a rare form of endometriosis where endometrial tissue is found in the lung parenchyma and/or the pleura. It can be classified as either pulmonary, or pleural, respectively. The cause is not known. The most common symptom of thoracic endometriosis is catamenial chest pain, which is chest pain occurring right before or during menstruation. Diagnosis is based on clinical history and examination, augmented with X-ray, CT scan, and magnetic resonance imaging of the chest. Treatment options include surgery and hormones.

Upon completion of the procedure in Atlanta, Koikai wrote the following on her social media platforms:

Hey Fam.. sorry been a bit silent..I was getting my body fixed..My surgery is complete. I will tell you more later, but for now, thank you all for your prayers, love and tremendous support . The road to recovery now begins… #endowarrior #winner #fighter

Those who can, especially the Kenyan community in Atlanta have been called upon to pay her a visit during the official visiting hours.

Ms Christine Muchene, a Kenyan community leader in Atlanta Metropolis sent out the following appeal Monday: “Ms. Njambi Koikai from Kenya is at Northside hospital. She and her mother are new in town. She came for specialised treatment. Pray for her and go see her if you can.”

“Surrounding our friend Ms Njambi Koikai as we thank God together for the great work He is doing in her life,” wroe Mary Kang’ethe on Facebook.

Njambi Koikai in hospital. PHOTO/COURTESY

Last week, she posted the following:

Hey fam. I’m blessed. I’m energised. I’m redeemed. I’m surrounded by so much positive energy and wonder women. This is my nurse. Nurse Maggy Ogonga. We travelled from Kenya to Atlanta together. She’s prayed with me, taken care of me and given me more strength. She led the team that kicked ebola out of Liberia, so she told me this endometriosis is nothing. We are beating it.
Thanks Maggy.
I’m beating this for sure. Watch this testimony loading and how God works. Psalms 46:10 Be still and know that i am God.
Paybill Number is 490681
Account Name is Jahmby Koikai Fund
Kenyans in the diaspora who would like to donate here’s the info:
CashApp is:
Patricia Taylor
Phone number: 848-250-2704
Handle: $Kerubo19
On the For section put “NJAMBI ENDO FUND”
#thoracicendometriosis #endometriosis #endofighter #endowarrior#winner #fighter #rising #Godschild

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VIDEO: 5 years after WestGate attack, sisters narrate their escape when one was pregnant

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On Saturday, 21 September 2013, masked gunmen attacked the Westgate shopping mall, in Nairobi, Kenya which left 71 people dead.

Two beautiful sisters have narrated how they escaped the West gate shopping mall shooting that took place in 2013.

Sharon Nderitu and Annie Nderitu managed to escape during the heartbreaking ordeal that left the country heartbroken as many lives were lost at the mall.

The shooting took place at the West Gate mall in September 2013 that has since been refurbished.

At the time of the shooting, one of the sisters was pregnant and they managed to hide in the supermarket despite the ordeal they were going through hiding with others at a supermarket.

Their dad made his way to the mall which was under siege to look for his daughters because he feared for their lives and he was willing to risk it all.

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Why former Nation columnist contemplated suicide

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Former Daily Nation columnist Rasna Warah has admitted contemplating committing suicide but says her situation has since improved.

Warah sent shock waves among her fans when she tweeted on Tuesday seeking tips on how to commit suicide.

Many of Warah’s fans called on family and close acquaintances to reach out to her to establish if she was OK, saying her death would be a big blow to those who have been reading her articles and books.

“Thank you to all those who reached out to me when it seemed like the sky was falling on my head. I guess like an old battered car, I just broke down, for no apparent reason. The cloud has lifted. I am fine. Just a little disoriented. Your kindness has really touched me. Really,” she tweeted a day later.

Warah is among eight columnists who quit writing for Nation Media Group early this year citing lack of editorial independence.

Her tweet came barely a week after the world marked the 15th World Suicide Prevention Day. World Health Organisation 2016 statistics indicate that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among those 15–29 years old.

Evidence demonstrates it is a global issue, with more than 79 per cent of suicides occurring in low and middle-income countries.But if Warah’s case is anything to go by, suicide has no age-limit.

So serious is the issue that there is a campaign to have media outlets change their style books to replace the phrase ‘commit suicide’ with alternatives, such as ‘died by suicide.’

Experts say that many suicides happen impulsively during moments of crisis. These can include “a breakdown in the ability to deal with life stresses, such as financial problems, relationship break-up or chronic pain and illness,” the WHO said in a report, released August 2018. Despite stigma around the subject, suicides are often preventable.

“Joining together is critical to preventing suicide,” the International Association for Suicide Prevention  (IASP), which partnered with WHO to launch the event in 2003, stresses.

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This is Kenya’s biggest radio station owing not only to its footprint but the audience it commands. It targets the ‘common man’, who form a greater part of the country’s population. Radio Citizen has the most transmission sites for an FM station in Kenya today, giving it the deepest penetration countrywide.

Frequencies include Nairobi – 106.7FM, Nakuru – 100.5FM, Kisumu – 97.6FM, Mombasa – 97.3FM, Nyeri – 104.3FM, Meru – 94.3FM, Chuka – 93.2FM, Eldoret – 87.0FM, Garissa – 95.7FM, Kitui – 89.9FM, Voi – 98.1FM.

All Kenyans can tune in and enjoy the broadcast. The station format is unpretentious and downright local, thus appealing to the masses.

The station offers a rich menu of news, features, talk shows, games and a distinct selection of the finest African tunes. Some of the top ranking shows include Jambo Kenya, Yaliyotendeka, Chapa Kazi, Mambo Mseto, Drive On, Makombora and Roga Roga amongst several others. Through various activations, the station has attracted large numbers; this is a great show of loyalty.

Sms line – 22106.

 





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