Mixed Reactions As Sonko Reveals 60 MPs Battling Cancer

Photo Collage of the Deceased Governor Joyce Laboso, MP Kenneth Okoth, and CEO Bob Collymore, all succumbed to Cancer in Jully. COURTESY

The country has been engulfed with a black cloud in the month of July as Cancer robbed Kenya three prominent leaders in the same span with Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso being the latest.

Speaking on Monday, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko revealed that there at least 60 serving MPs who are battling cancer.

“Cancer is a serious disease. The reports we have now indicate that there are over 60 MPs with cancer… As leaders, we need to strategize on the way forward and how we will deal with the disease,” claimed Sonko.

He made the disclosure while addressing journalists at Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi following the death of Bomet County Boss Laboso where he claimed that the number of Kenyans suffering from the killer disease is alarming and it is time to talk about it boldly.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.PHOTO/COURTESY

Kenya has lost three leaders to cancer in less than a month. Kibra MP Ken Okoth died last Friday and while Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore died on the 1st of July.

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, KNBS over 40,000 Kenyans are diagnosed with cancer annually, while at least 15,000 people die of cancer every year.

Governor Sonko’s shocking report has raised a public uproar for the state to revamp its policy on fighting the scourge as a section of netizens now put the blame on the country’s top leadership for failing to invest in cancer treatment infrastructure.

Here is what Kenyans have to say;

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