As the world struggles to find cure for the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a
resident at Kona village, Lumakanda location in Lugari Sub County
has challenged medical scientists to join him in establishing the
efficacy of a plant he claims can effectively kill the virus and offer
a long lasting solution to this global problem.
Speaking to West Media at his home, Walter Akhonya narrated how in
1988 he made a curious discovery of what he claims to be a ‘wonder
herb’ and which according to him is capable of completely treating
HIV/AIDS and related diseases.
“Since I discovered this plant in 1988, I have been able to try it on
several confirmed cases of the HIV virus and I want to admit without
any fear of contradiction that it has never disappointed me but
produced commendable results, almost 100 percent,” said Akhonya.
Efforts to establish identity of the herb were not fruitful because
Akhonya was a bit apprehensive, afraid of unscrupulous individuals who
might take advantage of his discovery and fleece unsuspecting members
of public off monetary valuables.
According to Akhonya, he first tried the herb on his nephew after
the boy who was HIV positive by then lost both parents to the AIDS
scourge in 1988. “As we speak now the boy, who is 32 years old is very healthy,” claimed Akhonya.
Since then he has been able to administer it on several interested
patients with positive results. He said he is willing to allow
medical researchers to prove the drug’s ability on confirmed cases in
order to erase doubts over his closely guarded discovery.
“Am not driven by greed and fraud but by the desire to establish a
cure that will assist millions of our kin who are being decimated by
the virus, I am ready to reveal and even allow scientists try the herb
to confirmed cases. My intention is to help reduce effects caused by the AIDS scourge that has so far wiped millions of people globally,” said a very
optimistic Akhonya adding that it was up to experts to come out and
carry further investigations on the alleged plant.
The farmer who denies being a herbalist wants researchers to carry
out laboratory tests on the plant in order to verify its ability in
treating AIDS warning that the undisclosed herb was becoming extinct. “This plant is becoming scarce since people are less concerned with
it, a few stems can only be found in forests but all animals feed on
it, so it’s better that scientists carry out a research on it and
encourage farmers to plant it, it’s something that can be grown by
farmers,” said Akhonya.
According to Akhonya, it takes less than a month for infected
children below 10 years to completely heal, but for adults the drug’s
healing performance depends on the patient’s CD4 level.
He argued that if medics doubted his words then it would be better
for them to come with patients confirmed to be HIV positive, be given
a free dose and monitored for a certain period of time before being
tested for the same to establish the difference.
When interviewed by journalists, some of Akhonya’s clients confirmed
to have been cured from the HIV virus after taking the drug. Mrs. Norah Shilmoli, who lives in Nairobi and who claimed to have been hospitalized for more than one year after contracting HIV said she was extremely happy when her situation turned from worse to better and that was after taking concoctions from Akhonya’s ‘wonder herb.’
“I started using the drug in early 2014 and by end of the same year my
situation had transformed completely. I am now feeling better and can
carry out my normal chores without difficulties,” said Shimoli.
On her part, Mrs. Gladys Juma of Mabanga village in Bungoma County
narrated how she spent agonizing days at Lugulu Hospital, but survived after taking the herb, “It was a traumatizing moment for my family, relatives and friends, but here I am completely back on my feet again,” said Ms. Juma adding that her medical reports at Lugulu hospital can tell it all. She lost the husband to HIV/AIDS 9 years ago.