The body of Kajiado girl who passed on Sunday at Kenyatta National Hospital after losing a fight to a cancerous disease of the mouth was interred at Langata Cemetery in Nairobi on Thursday evening.
Mwanzia Lenjoe, made headline news three week ago, when KNU brought to fore her plight after suffering for years in the hands of her poor parents, who had lost hope on what to do with their 18 year-old daughter.
Lenjoe, who suffered a peculiar growth on her mouth several years ago, had initially been assisted by a good Samaritan who flew her to China for treatment, two years ago, but her condition on return home grew worse.
When KNU highlighted her problem, President Uhuru Kenyatta instructed his chief of staff and head of public service, Joseph Kinyua to ensure she was admitted to KNH, according to the wish of her parents.
Kinyua’s message was read by Kajiado County Commissioner, Harsama Kello,at Langata cemetery.
In his message, Kinyua thanked the Star, in particular, for alerting the state on the condition of Lenjoe, adding that she bravely lost the fight to the diseases after doctors displayed their best at the hospital.
Kunyua appealed to other Kenyans to make public their special need on health issues so the state could cheap in and safe lives before it is too late like in the case of Lenjoe, which he said could have been dealt with earlier had the matter been brought up early.
He instructed chiefs and their assistants to check on cases that require specialised attention and report them in good time so the state can act on them in good time.
“I join the family and friends in mourning the late Ms Mwanzia. She will indeed be missed by many. I pray that God will grant the family, friends and community, courage and strength during this sad and trying moment,” read the Kunyua’s statement.