RIP: Njambi 'Jahmby' Koikai is dead

• Jahmby was an Endo warrior and a Thoracic Endometriosis Survivor.

Jahmby Koikai
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Fire Mama, Mary Njambi 'Jahmby' Koikai is dead. The Reggae enthusiast was admitted at the Nairobi hospital and had appealed for blood donation last week.

"Hi fam, I'm currently admitted at the pioneer ward  Nairobi hospital and I kindly need Blood O positive. Kindly asking for blood donors for Mary Njambi Koikai," she wrote on Instagram stories

Jahmby was an Endo warrior and a Thoracic Endometriosis Survivor. 

Just a few weeks ago, during President Ruto's visit to the US, Jahmby had urged President Ruto to invest in health.

"Atlanta, Georgia is a dream city for every young girl and woman who has ever battled this horrific disease called Endometriosis. Therein lies a centre dedicated to restoring the lives of young girls and women who are crippled by this disease."

She explained;

"Endometriosis is tissue similar to the lining of the uterus growing on other organs. In simple terms, ni wakati tunapopata hedhi, ama periods, we shed the lining of the uterus. Unfortunately, with Endometriosis that lining grows on other parts of the body.In my case that lining grew on my lungs, causing my lungs to collapse every month and countless number of surgeries. It took me 17 years to get a diagnosis."

"The damage caused due to late diagnosis and lack of treatment in our country.After fundraising for specialised treatment, the extent of the disease had spread to my teeth, heart, appendix and affected my spine causing my organs to shift to the left. The adverse effects of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis cause infertility."

"1 in 10 women are battling Endometriosis worldwide. The numbers are staggering. Due to our traditions and taboos, young girls and women are shamed to believe that period pain is normal." 

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