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Man whose wife’s rare brain condition moved the internet to tears remarries – PHOTOS

A man who quit his job to take care of his sick wife who had a rare brain condition and later died has remarried.

John Mburu last weekend said I do to his new wife Mary Wambui in a colorful, blue-themed church wedding.

The wedding was held at St Charles Lwanga Catholic Church in Njoro, Nakuru, and a much plumper Mr Mburu could be seen all smiles in photos shared online.

LEFT: John Mburu at the grave of his first wife. RIGHT: With his new wife. PHOTOS | COURTESY
LEFT: John Mburu at the grave of his first wife. RIGHT: With his new wife. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Mr Mburu’s wedding comes 14 months after he buried his first wife Grace Muthoni whose illness had forced him to quit his job and take care of her.

The late Grace fell ill in 2013, a year after their wedding, during her fifth month in pregnancy. Doctors advised termination of the pregnancy to save her life and later she was diagnosed with cerebral hypoxia.

Grace later lost her sight, hearing, memory and the ability to walk and eat, and her husband quit his job and dedicated his life to taking care of her until she died at Njoro hospital.

Mr Mburu used feed his deceased wife via tubes and change her adult diapers, while at the same time mobilising family and friends for treatment funds.

John Mburu and Mary Wambui with their briodal party. PHOTO | COURTESY
John Mburu and Mary Wambui with their bridal party. PHOTO | COURTESY

When their ‘for better for worse’ story was aired on QTV, he got a reprieve as Kenyans donated to help finance his wife’s treatment.

Grace was subsequently treated at the Kenyatta National Hospital and recovered her sense of hearing and started walking unaided.

On February 8, 2017 however, she passed away at Njoro Hospital where she had been admitted with low blood count.

At her burial, Mr Mburu thanked Kenyans for donating towards his wife’s treatment and burial.


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