By James Omoro
Every day, Alphonce Abonyo’s ambition to become a doctor is waning, as he counts months to the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
As the 22-year-old man struggles to read his Biology book, a dart of pain strikes forcing him abandon his revision.
When My Health visited his home at Kathoo Village, Gem West Location in Homa Bay County, Abonyo was unable to control his tears, as mumbled with words trying to explain his anguish.
Abonyo, a Form Four student at Homa Bay Boys High School remembers the past February as the worst month of his life.
When Abonyo fell ill in February, he was taken to Asumbi Mission Hospital.
But unable to handle his case, the medics referred him to Kisii Level Five Hospital, but all in vain.
It was at the Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu, where he was diagnosed with kidney failure.
“When I received the results of the diagnosis, I fainted and lost hope in life. Since then, my concentration has been completely jeopardised,” says a crestfallen Abonyo.
Since the beginning of the second school term, his movement has been restricted to his parent’s house and the furthest he can go is the verandah.