Sultana actress 'Dida' shares lessons she has learned from battling cancer

Winnie Bwire aka Dida has opened up about her battle with breast cancer

Piece by: Maureen Waruinge

• The cancer warrior has been marking cancer month

• Winnie has written words of encouragement to Kenyans facing the medical condition

Winie Bwire battling breast cancer.
Image: Instagram

Dida from the Swahili telenovela Sultana on Citizen tv has been battling breast cancer.

The beauty opened up about her medical journey to Nairobi News.

Dida whose real name is Winnie Bwire told Nairobi News that the treatment for the medical condition has had its challenges

“It has not been an easy journey but I am now at a better place than I was before, wewe you know me, you can even hear the way I am talking …. Like my old self,” Bwire says during a phone call with Nairobi News.

Winnie thought is grateful for all those who stood by her in her experience. More so her famous husband Dan Sonko.


“I realized that living negatively only adds to the sickness and in the end, it does not help anyone.

Sickness is 70 percent mind and 30 percent body. If you keep a positive mind you will see some improvements,” she said.

In her surprising post a few days ago, the Dan Sonko's fiance' revealed in an Instagram post that she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, while thanking all those who had stood by her throughout the period.

"I am here today because of the love, support and shield you’ve surrounded me with from the very start. Those in the know walked with me from the very beginning.

We’re almost at the end of the lap, and I count myself blessed to have people like you in my life."

She then thanked her bae, Dan and other individuals whom she named for being there for her during the period.

"A big thank you to my parents, my in-laws, my cousins, my co-workers, my bosses, my Doctor and nurses, my children, and last but definitely not least, my best friend, my love and caregiver Dan Sonko. Without y’all, this journey wouldn’t be as smooth."

She finished the post by thanking her God for his grace and being the main man in her journey calling Him the 'Star of my show".

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