In 2017, Wanja Mwaura warmed many Kenyans’ heart by rescuing her childhood friend who was living in the streets.
She was on her way to the market in Lower Kabete when she heard someone shout out her name. Turning around, she noticed that the voice was that of Patrick Hinga, whom she had attended primary school with.
Wanja, who is a nurse and philanthropist, arranged for Hinga to undergo treatment at Chiromo Lane Medical Center and rehabilitation at The Retreat Rehabilitation Centre. Sadly, Hinga died two years later, of stomach complications.
Wanja is in the news again. This time round, Kenyans have come out to support her as she battles Covid-19 at a Thika Hospital.
“I want to give up now. Done my best fighting. No longer strong enough to keep up the fight. Am down to my very last. I need to rest from this pain n discomfort. I am tired,” she wrote a heartbreaking message on social media.
Wanja went public about her Covid condition last Friday. She accompanied her posts with pictures of her battle against the virus- oxygen mask, breathing aid etc. “Breathing is an issue, I’m tired of the heavy breathing n deep breath, fevers skyrocketing, I don’t know which is the best position to sleep on despite trying to sleep on my belly. It is super crazy,” she said.
Now, Kenyans have replied with dozens of messages of encouragement.
“May the Lord come through for you, do not give up you are stronger than this!!,” writes Jen Njihia.
“You can’t give up remember your babies are waiting for you at home very eager to give you the biggest hug .you are a fighter and utayashinda yote,” writes Christine Nyambura.
We wish Wanja a quick recovery.