The entire Kenyan entertainment industry is mourning the passing on of events organizer Big Kev, born Kevin Ombajo.
Big Kev had been battling brain cancer and sadly passed away on Saturday night while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.
Big Kev had undergone over 10 brain surgeries and in July 2016, Big Kev took to social media to narrate his six-year journey with the tumour and how it affected his family especially his one and only daughter.
“The sickness robbed us of millions, time, resources and much more but never doubt the power of prayer and faith.
It’s a chapter I’M determined to leave behind me for good.
There is nowhere I have not gone in search for a cure and nothing I have not been prepared to. Interesting to note that over the last two months I have had four of these attacks; in class with my colleagues, with my driver, at home with the maid opening the door for me and most painfully, a nasty fall infront of my young daughter and later having her witness daddy shaking on the ground,” read Big Kev’s emotional message
The CEO of Trublaq and former Capital FM employee on August last year also shared another post thanking Kenyans for their support hoping that he would be okay.
Thank you so much for the love that you’ve shown during this period. I think it’s only fair that I let you know what you’re praying for.
Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with recurrent meningioma and two blood clots, one in the lung and the other in the ankle. The situation was critical.. We asked for opinion everywhere, here at home, the leading doctors and as far a field as Germany, Switzerland, USA, UK, Israel and once again India.
I was told collective opinion wise it had come to far and doctors here had asked to prepare for special care because I had between 20-30 days to live, one of the tumors had become too big, they were FIVE of them. Only two hospitals asked for me to be taken.. A hospital in India and another in Israel, so we had to make a choice.. Stay here and accept my fate, go to Israel with no medical history or give it one more shot with the Doctors in India. Because of the blood clots in the lung and size of the tumors it was even a challenge to travel.
We had a maximum of TEN days to organize for this whole trip my family and a few close friends were able to pull it off in few days. I went through surgery on the 10th Oct, 2016. They removed the FIVE tumors bringing to a total the number of tumors removed from my head in the last seven years to THIRTEEN. Through into the pulmonary embolisms for good measure. We made it back home, I’m in Kenya recovering and I’m thinking surely Isn’t Thirteen tumors and two PE’s in seven years too much for one to handle however strong?! I’m waiting for scans to confirm the operation was successful, and the scans will be repeated every few months to ensure we are out of danger.This entire experience has changed me forever.
I will regularly share my experiences, reports, scans and progress on my new page Shekinah Glory. Kindly like the page and let’s see how this one plays out.
Glad to be alive!
Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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Last year h underwent another surgery in October which was successful but he was diagnosed with optic atrophy – a condition that leaves its sufferers blind after the optic nerves dry up.”
You fought a good race…RIP Big Kev.