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Former NTV host Janet Kanini passes on after surviving cancer

Former NTV host Janet Kanini Ikua has passed on

The 38 year-old cancer survivor died on Saturday morning. Her family has confirmed the death.

Ms Kanini left the country in September 2015  for treatment in India where she was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Kenyans overwhelmingly supported her financially, with local musicians even holding a music concert in November 2015 to raise millions of shillings for her treatment.

Janet Kanini Ikua with her husband George Ikua on November 8,2015 during the One Nation concert to fundraise money towards her medication. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL
Janet Kanini Ikua with her husband George Ikua on November 8,2015 during the One Nation concert to fundraise money towards her medication. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL

The N-soko Property show host received overwhelming financial and emotional support from Kenyans when she announced her lung cancer diagnosis in October 2015.

She kept updating Kenyans via her Facebook page on her journey to survive cancer.

In January 2016, Ms Kanini announced she had recovered from lung cancer and had  completed her last chemotherapy session. She was to head  to India for a “confirmation of what she already knows, that she is healed.”

On Valentine’s Day 2016, she confirmed that she has been completely healed of lung cancer.

“My dear friends, relatives, colleagues, supporters, prayer warriors. I have wonderful news! Our prayers have been answered! I am redeemed from the affliction of cancer!” said Janet in a long post on her Facebook page.

“God has remained true to His word and healed me from Cancer and I give Him all Glory and Honour and Praise for this far that He has brought me!” an elated Janet added.

She revealed that her doctors in India were amazed by the results of the PET MRI scan, which showed that the cancer lesions that had been in her liver, bones, abdomen, lymph nodes and lungs were no more.

We at Nairobi News condole with the family at this difficult time. May Janet Kanini Ikua rest in peace