Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday visited Beatrice Nanjala at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
Nanjala underwent a successful surgery to remove a 3kg tumor that had swollen on the right side of her head.
The tumor had blocked her face and nose and interfered with her breathing.
“Even though she lost her right eye, Beatrice can now smile after suffering from this painful condition for the last 21 years,” Sonko said.
Sonko said he was happy to visit Beatrice as a good deeds Ambassador.
He commended the Star Newspaper for being the first to highlight Beatrice’s sad condition on their headline story.
“This is unlike other newspapers which are slowly becoming gutter press day by day thinking by publishing Sonko’s negativity, their sales will improve,” he said.
He also thanked Kenyans who contributed towards Beatrices medication.
“From the bottom of my heart I also want to convey my sincere appreciation to the entire fraternity of Moi teaching and referral hospital Eldoret through their Board of management led by their chair Mr. Sitoyo Lopokoiyit and Ceo Dr. Wilson Aruasa,” he said.
He also commended the team of Doctors comprising of MTRH lead surgeon Dr. Francis Thuku (Maxillofacial surgeon), Dr. Geoffrey Wasike (Neurosurgeon), Dr. Wabwile Majimoto (ophthalmologist), Dr. Elisha Kirwa ( Anaesthesiologist) and Doctors Werunga Kituyi and Edward Avula (scrub nurse) for a job well done.
MTRH also waived all the medical bills.
Sonko also lauded Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati for standing with Beatrice.
“After reviewing how the public overwhelmingly sent their huge contributions to put a smile on Beatrice’s face, no Kenyan should die in any village, slum or estate because of any medical condition. Going forward let us be highlighting these cases publicly so that we can all chip in to save lives,” he said.