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Award-winning actress Marya Okoth has opened up on her battle with Paralysis and condition that saw her get hospitalized for 5 months.

In an interview with Kiss FM’s Dennis Milimo, Marya mentioned that was one of the most challenging period in her life.

She added that the condition (paralysis) acted as a wake-up call to always pursue her dreams now and then because you don’t know what tomorrow holds.


The medical condition happened last year and was a major challenge in her career and life in general.

Ms Okoth expressed her gratitude to God for healing her and enabling her to walk again and praised herself for her outstanding efforts after she recovered.

"A time like this last year nilikuwa hosi, na nilikuwa nimekaa hosi for 5 months so when this year started, I prayed to God that nilishkuru nimetembea and I told him I was not going to waste time.


I'm just so grateful that sijajiangusha, sijawaste hii mwaka, it was a wake-up call for me to be in that hospital bed for five months."

Other than talking about her paralysis journey she thanked her fans for supporting her in her career, helping her win the most influential actress at the Pulse Awards, and urged them to continue supporting her.

"Asanteni sana guys I told you guys this is ours, tulikuwa tunajifanya ooh sijui tuko nervous but I also take this with so much humility and  I thank God I thank you guys asanteni sana sana sana."

She added that those who don't know her should take her award-winning character as a sign to start being her fans.

"For those of you who don't know me, this is a sign to follow me, I am a gem go to my socials Marya Okoth on YouTube, and let's meet here next year bigger and better."

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