Kenyans online are sending goodwill messages to Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth as he continues to receive cancer treatment abroad.
Photos of Okoth were shared online on Thursday after he paid Kenya’s Ambassador to France Judi Wakhungu, a courtesy call.
“Courtesy call from Hon. Ken Okoth (Kibra). He updated us on many issues including his impressive education projects & his plans for increasing them to reach many students. He is also keen to use Sports Diplomacy to expand his students’ horizons,” Ambassador Wakhungu wrote.
Kenyans on social media were quick to notice changes in Okoth’s appearance. In March, Okoth said chemotherapy drugs were on his skin and immunity.
“Napambana na hali yangu kabisa. Chemo drugs brutal on the skin and immunity system,” he captioned a photo.
Kenyans online have encouraged Okoth, who was diagnosed with stage four Colorectal cancer, to keep fighting.
Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has pledged to fly some of his constituents to visit their MP in France.
“I shall be willing to sponsor and lead a delegation of pastors, imams and a few Kibra constituents to visit him in France and pray for our beloved Mp. Get Well Soon Bro. Just continue believing in God,” Sonko said in a Facebook post.
@derahdavid said:" It doesn't matter how Ken Okoth looks right now. I just utterly pray that he concurs the cancer devil."
@OneJacobKelly tweeted:"Brother Ken Okoth ~ We are with you in Prayers. You shall overcome."
@ALIUSSEN said:"We have faith and by the will of God all his plans will be completed as the previous were,No any other leader knows this hood Kibra and its people better than him..#WeshallOvercome."
@vinmagero noted:"I see courage, vision, focus and determination in @okothkenneth."
@jakadibo100 tweeted:"The resilience and the way this man has accepted his condition is so sweet,some could be in deep denial by now
Honorable am so honored with your determination and courage to serve your people."
@SitatiBram said:"Be strong in the Lord Mhesh, Our prayers are always with you. Thanks alot mum for findi time to check on this great man. It’s well."
@KimathiNjebi said:"One thing, this man never pities himself. He keeps on working harder knowing the battle is no longer his alone. I envy his balanced ideals."
@Odhis_BerNaNdi said:" Take it easy mheshimiwa! Continue with the good fight,never lose hope, we need proper cancer research, cancer must be defeated, we've lost one too many. May God help us all. Amen."
@maggy_dan noted:"You are a fighter mhesh,continue fighting this monster. Healing is your portion in Jesus name!"