Journalist Dennis Omondi, who earlier flew to India for cancer treatment, died at KNH in Nairobi on Friday afternoon. The 31-year-old West Media photojournalist first visited doctors in December 2017 following spells of dizziness and weakness. He was initially treated for malaria but there was no improvement so he sought other opinions. Omondi visited Kenya Medical Association in January and saw Dr Walter Mwanda who decided to do a bone marrow test.
A 20-minute test confirmed he had acute leukemia and led to his admission at Kenyatta National Hospital. More on this: Journalist Dennis Omondi seeks Sh12 million help for bone marrow transplant The father of two underwent several blood transfusions before flying to Apollo Hospital in India in February.
He raised Sh6.5 million through donations and underwent chemotherapy at Apollo but did not find a bone marrow donor. Tests on his brothers found they were not matches. Omondi returned to Kenya in June when he was readmitted at KNH. His body was taken to the facility’s mortuary.