Lenny Rono, a former body-building enthusiast from Kericho County who developed strange swelling in his arms in suspected Synthol injection has passed on.
The sad news was shared by Kericho musician ‘Fay Tall’ who has been running campaigns to save Rono.
Fay shared, “Sadly Ronny lost his life…I just want to thank everyone who contributed to his medical appeal when I posted here. My condolences to the family and friends.
She added “Still again I just wonna urge you to help the family clear the Bill’s by sending the least that you got to 763424 account no your name. God bless you as you reach out to them.May his soul rest in eternal peace”
Since June 2016, the orphan from Bureti constituency has been relying on his aunt and cousins to feed, bathe and even clothe him since he developed muscular atrophy and biceps pectoral muscles due to a suspected case of Synthol injection.
I an interview with local daily in August, Rono said “The condition began with a small swelling in my right arm and when I went to a private hospital in Kericho town, I was just given painkillers and informed that I required surgery to remove the tumor,” said Rono.
He added that in April 2017, a year after his right hand began swelling, the condition spread to the left hand.
“I underwent biopsy at the Kericho county hospital but the doctors couldn’t determine what I am suffering from and yet the swelling and the numbness persisted and is now spreading to my neck,” said Rono.
“The condition makes me feel like I am carrying a lot of weight which my backbone cannot support and that is why I am always feeling fatigued, I have to lie in bed,” he added.