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Cancer Warrior Emmanuel Otieno Jadudi has passed on


Emmanuel Otieno, better known as Jadudi who has been battling cancer since 2012 has passed on.

The former University of Nairobi student became a household name after he asked Kenyans to help him raise money to aid his medical bill and Kenyans responded by raising Sh6.4 million for a brain surgery in India.

Jadudi passed away on Monday evening at Kisumu county hospital.

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He shot into the limelight in 2015 after renowned writer Jackson Biko, highlighted his battle with a brain tumour that had seen him undergo several surgeries.

The blog dubbed ‘The thing in Jadudi’s head, saw Kenyans raise over six million in less than two days for Jadudi’s medical bill, surpassing the initial target of Sh1 million.

The money enabled Jadudi, who had Grade III Ependymoma fly to Chennai, India where he underwent four-hour brain surgery at Apollo Hospital.

His mother, Leonora Adhiambo Ouma, said he died at about 9.30pm at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, where he was admitted in October 2018.