Boni Khalwale wife dies after illness

A family member consoles former Kakamega County Boni Khalwale at Malinya village in Ikolomani on October 5, 2019. His lost his first wife yesterday. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard]
Adelaide Khalwale, the wife of former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has died at their Malinya home.

Dr Khalwale told the Sunday Standard that Adelaide, 55, succumbed to Pulmonary hypertension yesterday at about 8.30am.

She died few minutes before the outspoken politician arrived from Nairobi. A somber mood engulfed the village as people continued to pour in to condole with the family.

Khalwale said the deceased was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2003 and has been on treatment since.

“Ealier in March, she was taken for tests in Eldoret where she was hospitalised for one and a half months and doctors confirmed the cancerous cells had died even though she was experiencing difficulties in breathing, which doctors linked to pulmonary hypertension,” Khalwale said.

"She was unbowed and fought the disease with zeal. She was put on several chemotherapy tests and on constant checkups, she would go for medication at the Aga Khan and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and remained hopeful and strong.” 

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