Events organiser, Kevin Ombajo, commonly known as Big Kev, has not had an easy journey. Since 2010, Big Kev has suffered from brain tumors, and so far, 14 tumors have been removed. He has undergone 13 surgeries and the last one, done in India, rendering him paralysed on his entire left side. He has however remained positive as his family and friends in the media industry continue praying for his recovery.
He has received plenty of visitors, the latest being the president of the republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and singer, Kidum.
With the paralysis came another hard blow as he also lost his eye sight; “The doctors call it optic atrophy. They say that the optic nerves dried up,” Big Kev wrote on Facebook when he announced losing his eyesight.
This sad news has hit the media industry as celebrities took to social media to give their get well soon messages, some of which are quite emotional. Among them is legendary Kenyan artiste, Wahu Kagwi, who wrote a heartfelt message remembering the good days she had with platonic friend and brother, Big Kev, revealing one of his biggest dream.
This is what she wrote;
“I remember clearing 4th form and falling into this group of guys, amongst them my big brother @bigkevkenya. I remember vividly him showing me a book that outlined his vision for his life. Looking at your life Kev, I’m so proud to say that Many of those boxes have been ticked. one of the things though that is still pending, is you wanted to one day become the president of Kenya. Anyone who knows Kev knows he makes for an excellent leader! This country would be blessed to have you in leadership! So I am vouching for you Kev! for your sake, for your daughter and wife’s sake, for your sisters and brother’s sake and for the country’s sake. Get well soon my broda!”