West FM journalist appeals for financial help to cater for leukemia treatment

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Dennis Omondi at his hospital bed at Kenyatta National Hospital
Dennis Omondi at his hospital bed at Kenyatta National Hospital. FILE PHOTO

A senior West Media journalist is appealing for financial help to enable him to cater for treatment costs for acute leukaemia in India. Dennis Omondi, commonly known as Denno or Omosh within the media circles, works with West FM and West TV under the West Media umbrella, and he has urged well-wishers to help him undergo a bone marrow transplant, with the total cost being Kshs 7.5 million.

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He was first diagnosed with the condition and was admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) as he underwent further medical care. Speaking about his experiences, he said he started experiencing dizziness and weakness after he came back to Nairobi from the Christmas holiday excursions on 27th December. He sought medical attention at Shalom hospital in Athi River, where he received treatment for malaria. The condition persisted ad he had to undergo further tests, “The doctor told me that I had an abnormal production of red and white blood cells,” he said. He decided to seek further consultations,¬†and he went to Kenya Medical Association where tests were conducted by doctor Walter Mwanda, and after doing a bone marrow test, it was discovered he had acute leukaemia.

After being admitted at KNH, he was first referred to South Africa by the doctor, where the costs would’ve been approximately Kshs 12 million, but after further consultations, he was flown to India, where he is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital. For anyone who wishes to provide much-needed assistance, the M-PESA PAYBILL NUMBER IS 138 182, AND THE ACCOUNT NUMBER IS 1222903350.