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Kenyan journalist detained in India over hospital bills


A Kenyan journalist has been detained in an Indian Hospital over an impending bill of Ksh. 1.4 million that accrued over his cancer treatment.

Dennis Omondi who was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia has been detained at the Apollo Hospital for four weeks now. He needs at least Ksh 6.5 Million to help him  undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat his condition.

“For four weeks, i have been detained in hospital, they are only giving me food,” said Dennis.

Dennis traveled to India in February with a total of Ksh. 981,000 which got finished after a series of tests and the first chemotherapy.

“NHIF only gave me Ksh. 480,000, another Ksh 501,000 i got from well wishers. All this was finished on the first week,” said Dennis.

Apollo Hospital later halted treatment further asking him to clear up the Ksh.1.4 Million bill that had accrued after his money got finished.

Appeal for funds

NHIF is yet to respond to his appeal for second funding considering his poor family background that can not enable him raise Ksh6.5m

Apart from NHIF, Omondi has also written to Safaricom Foundation and Faraja Cancer Foundation both of whom have told him that they do not support patients outside the country.

Beth Mugo Foundation and Cancer Foundation have both not responded to his letters.


He is appealing to wellwishers to help him raise 6.5 million in order for him to continue with his treatment.

You can send your contributions to
Mpesa Pay Bill 138182
Acc no.1222903350
KCB Milimani Branch.
Acc name. Dennis Musindi
Acc no. 1222903350
Nancy Mwanza(wife) 0715958679 or Anne on 0726812850 @jumaf3 @LeonLidigu @SokoAnalyst @Ma3Route #IstandwithDennis