Kenyan family stuck in India for one and a half years over Ksh3.2M medical bill

Fiona Wanjiku, a 16-year-old who is stuck in India with her father Walter Njoroge. [Photo: YouTube]

For the last one year and a half, Walter Njoroge and her daughter Fiona Wanjiku have called India home but not on their own will.

Njoroge and his daughter are stuck in India.

Father and daughter who lived in Mombasa travelled to India in 2019 for Wanjiku’s surgery to correct kidney failure when the rain started beating.

Njoroge sank into an abyss of debts as he tried to raise money to cater for her daughter’s medical expenses.

Wanjiku was in Form One when they left for the surgery in India for her second kidney transplant. Her first kidney transplant was in 2011.

They incurred a hospital bill of Ksh11 million and have managed to clear part of it, now remaining with Ksh3.2 million.

“We have overstayed in India and now we are overwhelmed financially. We have gross running expenses of over Ksh.10 Million, thankfully the medical cover catered for most of the bill.

“We have expenses of covering for new tickets because the initial ones expired and we also have daily expenses,” Njoroge explained as his story was aired by Citizen TV.

A family member said Njoroge had borrowed money for his daughter’s treatment from a friend but it has not been enough to cater for all the expenses.

“We had to borrow from friends to clear the hospital bill, Wanjiru and Walter now have the friend’s debts, hotel arrears and pharmacy debts. Fiona is using expensive medication because she uses up to Sh40,000 per week and if it was back here in Kenya it would have cost up to Sh100,000,” another relative added.

Their Chuda home in Mombasa has since been locked by the landlord over a huge debt in rent for the last one year and a half.

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