By Mercy Ndirangu
It was a fateful day for George Kazungu’s, a thirteen year boy; family after they woke up to find their son dead. George passed on 28th January 2016 following the ongoing doctor’s strike.
George Kazungu was diagnosed with skin Cancer in June 2016 and later admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital. This was after his parents approached Albinism society of Kenya (ASK) for help. ASK wrote to one of the society donors, National Council, who agreed to pay for his treatment bills.
Kazungu was operated on but the skin grafting didn’t hold on well and thus needed blood transfusion in. It is in December 2016 that his treatment stopped following the doctors strike. The parents decided to take him back home to Kilifi to care for their son.
“We call upon the government to sort the Doctor’s issue so that they can go back to the hospitals and treat our family and friends. We are in pain after losing Kazungu. He was a class seven student full of dreams that he hoped he will live to see them accomplished,” Said Dan omeno, Programs Officer; Albinism Society of Kenya.
“We believe that if the doctors were in place of their jurisdiction, we would not have lost Kazungu.” He added. Kazungu was a child living Albinism from Kilifi County.
Kazungu to the world you may have just been somebody, but to all of us from Albinism Society of Kenya, you were special. Treasured in our hearts you’ll stay, until we meet again.