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Ken Mijungu steps in to defend Dennis Okari after fans bash him for being an “irresponsible father” following his daughter’s illness

December 31, 2019 at 16:39
Ken Mijungu steps in to defend Dennis Okari after fans bash him for being an “irresponsible father” following his daughter’s illness

News anchor Betty Kyallo has every reason to be grateful for having been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Ivanna.

Well, as the year comes to an end Betty Kyallo decided to write down a long post to give thanks for her daughter’s life following a life threatening illness that saw her get admitted at the ICU ward.

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The post however did not please Ken Mijungu who is best friends to Dennis Okari – Ivanna’s dad. According to Mijungu, Betty Kyallo painted her baby daddy as an irresponsible father since she did not mention him anywhere in her post.

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As another year once again comes to an end I can’t help but reflect and look back as this year has been a special one; difficult and extremely challenging to me and my family. It took a lot of convincing for me to share what I am about to share due to its sensitivity and privacy in nature, however I feel I won't have done my duty to thank God for not abandoning us If I decide to be silent about it. If at the end of this message I will give heart to someone going through the same challenge, anxiety, fear and Loneliness I’ll sleep better. Early this year my sweet lovely daughter Ivanna was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. It was marked by a sudden widespread attack of inflammation in the Brain and spinal cord called ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) Basically this disease damages the protective coating of the nerve fibers called myelin that act as conducters to all muscles for basic human functionality. What this means is that one day my beautiful four year old daughter stopped walking, soon stopped talking, soon stopped eating soon was so drowsy couldn’t keep her eyes open and thereafter went into a deep coma that she had to be taken to ICU and put on life suppport for a whole month.  For the Larger part of her diagnosis doctors couldn’t even figure out what was wrong with her. We did numerous tests looking at every organ and blood but for a long time of hospitalization in Nairobi Hospital Children's ward we couldn't find it. All the while she kept deteriorating every day losing one function after another. Today she could talk the next day she couldn't make a sentence. Etc. Thanks to God and the brilliant doctors that were so kind and gracious in their work and how they diligently treated my daughter especially Dr Ismail primary ICU pediatric carer for my daughter, the overall lead Neurologist carer Dr Oyatsi and ICU nurses, Ward doctors and nurses we finally found a name to what was eating her. ADEM. As a mother this was my lowest time, I was crushed every day seeing my daughter wasting away and Couldn't do anything. Full post on my Verified Facebook Fan page BETTY KYALLO. SHE IS FULLY HEALED. AMEN! 😊

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Ken Mijungu blasts Betty Kyallo

In a detailed post shared by Ken Mijungu he wrote saying;

Ken Mijungu

Yesterday I went to sleep with a heavy heart. I read a post by my colleague Betty. While she has the right to post anything about Ivanna and her challenges this year and thank God for it, she inevitably and deliberately exposed my best friend Dennis as an irresponsible father.

Ken Mijungu went on explain that fans bashed Okari for no reason since they did not get to hear Okari’s side of the story.

Betty Kyallo’s daughter

From the responses, you guys have bashed Deno for no reason and I know Betty will not correct it so I will. Betty be honest, Okari and even Naomi were there for Ivanna from the day we learnt of her illness and were by her side day and night.

In the post, Ken Mijungu goes on to add that Okari and his wife helped in raising money to offset Ivanna’s hospital bill that cost around Ksh 7 million.

For every single day that followed from that day on Okari was at the hospital day and night with his daughter. We raised funds to offset a 7M + bill. Okari only came to work when he could and our boss understood for all those months. To deliberately paint him as irresponsible is immoral my friend. You don’t have to correct the impression you have created because the Somali guy is by your side but at-least be honest. You don’t need to thank Okari and Ivanna’s grand parents who visited and prayed with her but at least be honest about it. Ivanna opened her eyes on the 9th of April and we thank God for the miracle





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