A middle aged man from Katyethoka, a remote village in Kitui central sub county within Kitui county is appealing for his wife’s medical aid.
According to him, his wife is set to undergo a medical procedure to get rid of a malignant brain tumor in India.
The whole procedure is expected to cost 5.7 million shillings.
Josephine Beth Lumumba (48) had been complaining of eye problem since 2013.
Since then she has been ailing, until she was diagnosed with Sella Suprasella brain tumor early this year, a growth in her forehead which has interfered with her visual nerves.
According to Patrice Lumumba Musyoka, her husband, his wife underwent her first surgery in March, 2019 at Coptic Hospital in Nairobi at a cost of 3.4 million shillings.
“Unfortunately, the surgery was unsuccessful and left her paralyzed where she was admitted in Intensive care unit for four months, after which she had to be detained for weeks in the hospital but I failed to raise the medical bill,” narrated Lumumba who seemed highly disturbed.
The father of four was then forced to bail his wife out using family title deeds.
Lumumba narrated that he was forced to resign from his job as a contractor, in order to take care of his ailing wife who requires close attendance around the clock.
“I had to resign because there is no one else to take better care of her but times have been very hard for us,” said Lumumba.
The father of four has since opted to seek for medical aid from well-wishers and friends to assist in raising over 8 million shillings; to cater for both pending hospital bills and for his wife’s brain surgery in India.
“I fear that our properties might be auctioned if I fail to pay the pending hospital bill after the hospital wrote to me demanding for 300,000 shillings payment per month starting from next year January,” further said Lumumba
Lumumba also pointed out that he is undergoing a very difficult time as he is currently jobless and still has to cater for daily upkeep of his family and still pay school fees for his children.
Currently he has two children in university and one who will be a class eight candidate next year.
He is therefore asking for help from anyone touched by this story, to help him seek medical treatment for his wife of 48 years, so that normalcy may return into his family.