Media personality and reggae sensation Jahmby Koikai is dead.

The news of her death was broken by ODM spokesperson Philip Etale on Tuesday, June 4.

“Fare thee well my friend, sister, and just best friend Fyah Mummah Jahmby Koikai. That beautiful smile, the phone calls we had talking about many things including our days at KBC back in the day, your mastery of Maragoli language and the jolly moments you shared with those you knew. You had a big family, just a big one… go well my friend,” Etale posted on X.

According to nominated senator Gloria Orwoba, who also confirmed Jahmby’s demise, the media personality passed away last night.

“My heart is broken. It is not fair. We lost Jahmby Koikai last night. Our warrior is gone,” she posted on X.

The veteran reggae host has been battling endometriosis for a long period of time, during which she underwent several surgical procedures.

Her death comes just days after she was admitted to Nairobi Hospital and was in need of blood.

“Unfortunately, Njambi is back in Hospital, fighting for her life again. The endo-warrior is at Nairobi Hospital, she requires blood group O+ as she battles with endometriosis. Let’s help Njambi get back on her feet again… Find your way to Nairobi Hospital and donate some blood towards Njambi’s blood bank,” Senator Orwoba said in a post on June 2.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), endometriosis is a disease in which a tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus.

This causes severe pain in the pelvis and makes it harder for the affected person to get pregnant. The condition has no cure. 

WHO states that endometriosis can start at a person’s first menstrual period and last until menopause. It’s cause is unknown.

Previously, Jahmby disclosed that she started menstruating at the age of 13, and since then, her menstruation cycle has been painful. 

“My name is Njambi Koikai and this story starts with my periods. I started menstruating at the age of 13 and from the first time I bled, I have always had extremely painful periods,” she intimated. 

On May 19, Jahmby sent a plea to President William Ruto to invest in health during his state visit to the United States of America.

“This is a sincere and heartfelt call of help to a few Kenyan leaders but allow me to address this to President William Ruto first as he makes his state visit to the US. Mr. President, one of the thematic areas in your visit is investment in health,” Jahmby posted on X.

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