Popular radio presenter Njambi Koikai admitted to hospital for lung complications


Njambi Koikai was on Tuesday, February 9 admitted to hospital with an acute case of pneumothorax ...
Njambi Koikai was on Tuesday, February 9 admitted to hospital with an acute case of pneumothorax PHOTO/NJAMBI KOIKAI

Reggae diehard and radio personality Njambi Koikai was on Tuesday, February 9, admitted to hospital with an acute case of pneumothorax – an abnormal collection of free air in the chest cavity that causes the lung to collapse.

Njambi ‘Fire Mummah’ took to Facebook on the same date to break the sad news to her fans.

She wrote: “This was one of the toughest days I ever had to work… I was battling a serious case of pneumothorax (partial collapse of my right lung)… I couldn’t breathe throughout this show and was admitted for surgery and at the same time my grandma fell ill and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer… It happened again. I’m in for surgery on the same right lung today…partially collapsed.”

The former Metro and Venus FM presenter says she is responding well to treatment three days since her admission to hospital.

“So after three days I can sit up and move slowly around my room. It is extremely painful as I have a tube inserted into my lungs then to a bottle that restricts my movement. Jana (Wednesday) was really painful… I cried… I wailed and if you reminded me of my strength I’d look at you in disbelief.

“There’s a painkiller called pethidine… It is lethal… They gave me that jana and I knew I was gone. Throughout the surgery I kept screaming and wailing that God is with me and I have purpose to fulfill His mission and vision. Take a minute to thank God for good health. That’s all that matters!”

Njambi’s grandmother who is battling pancreatic cancer is supposed to be flown to India for treatment. You can send your financial contributions to the paybill: 315888, account name: Njambi Koikai.

“My grandma is holding firm even though we chose not to tell her of my sickness this time round due to her illness. Just thank God for your life…all these things we are chasing are nothing when you are confined to a hospital bed. You cannot feed yourself…they have to sponge bath you… literally change your sleeping positions…do not complain…see me?”

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Brian Okoth
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