Kenyans on social media have mourned a woman who died of cancer after years-long fight with the monstrous disease.
The lovely and vibrant Mercy Silah passed away a few days ago and an outpouring of condolence messages filled social media platforms with many sending their love to her husband Raphael Ragot.
According to the pictures and videos shared, Mercy’s battle with cancer did not waver the love that couple had for each other and Ragot especially stuck to her till her last breath.
The woman’s leg had been amputated due to the treatment.
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Senior Seniya Counsel said:
“Mercy fought a good fight. May her soul rest in peace. May God comfort Papa Ragot Raphael. Ragot Raphael taught us what it means to truly love a woman.
At a time when the institution of marriage has been ridiculed, Papa Ragot epitomised ‘for better for worse, in sickness and in health.’ Your wife has passed on knowing she was deeply loved by you. You have written the script for the rest of us.”
Orange Michael said:
“Dear Ragot Raphael, you did not only give her your heart but everything that she deserves. You have stood up by her side throughout, you loved her with all your heart and soul, you have inspired us that true love exists and disability is not something to make any love fade.”
Njoki N Mary said:
“Ragot Raphael as you say ‘be the example of a man you would want your daughter to be with’. You have been that man and set such a great example. Mercy Silah was loved until her very last breath. Rest my dear.”
Woman praises husband
A young man living with a physical disability spoke about his dire situation as a husband and breadwinner of his family.
The wife, Kudirat Nurudeen Oseni, said that people around them always avoided them, thinking physical disability is contractable but praised her husband for remaining upbeat despite the prevailing situations.
Nurudeen Oseni said her hubby is into the liquid soap-making business and revealed that he always goes out to make ends meet even when it is raining heavily.