Esther Passaris visits Kibra MP Ken Okoth in Paris

Nairobi County Woman Representative Esther Passaris in Paris with the MP and his wife (Photo: Courtesy)

Kibra MP Ken Okoth who is bravely battling stage four Colorectal Cancer is showing tremendous improvement after months of treatment.

The elated Okoth was pictured with his wife and Nairobi County Woman Representative Esther Passaris in Paris, France and by the look of things, the MP is making good progress.

Passaris took to social media and posted pictures of her alongside the MP and his wife and Kenyans are really pleased that she made a trip to visit him.

“Greetings from Hon. Okoth Kenneth and his lovely wife Monica. Thank you mheshimiwa for making time for my visit today. I know you can't wait to return and get back in the saddle. We are all praying and rooting for you!” she wrote.

The elated Okoth was pictured with his wife and Nairobi County Woman Representative Esther Passaris (Photo: Courtesy)

Here are some of the comments,

The Kibra MP was also spotted at the 206th Unesco Executive Board meeting in Paris, France that took place in April, 2019 for a discussion about education in Kibra constituency with the permanent secretary Early Learning and Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang.

Okoth’s Diagnosis

Kibra MP Ken Okoth during treatment (Photo: Courtesy)

According to the MP, for over a year, he exhibited symptoms of ulcers and, at times bacterial infections which he was constantly being treated for.

By the time his doctor ordered some advanced scans, his colorectal cancer was found at stage four.

In a recent tweet Okoth posted an unrecognizable picture of himself during chemo explaining the harsh effects the treatment had had on his skin and immune system.

Napambana na hali yangu kabisa. Chemo drugs brutal on the skin and immunity system.”

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer as defined by, is when the tumour develops from both the colon and rectum.

Most Colorectal cancers are due to old age or lifestyle factors and is unfortunately incurable at stage four. The cancer can only be managed.