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Rapper King Kaka shares concerns over his mother’s incurable illness

Talented rapper Kennedy Ombima, popularly known by his stage name King Kaka, has opened up about his mother Elizabeth Ombima’s battle with Lupus, an incurable autoimmune disease.

In a candid YouTube interview, the acclaimed artist revealed the profound impact his mother’s health battle has had on him:

“My mum’s illness is one thing that has always disturbed me. She is my heart and she has a disease called lupus, which is incurable,” King Kaka explained.

“One of my biggest worries is that she could be fine now, but in the evening she could be sick. It’s an autoimmune disease. Before we knew it was lupus, she was treated for other things and got very sick,” he explained.

According to the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, lupus is a disease that mainly affects women of childbearing age. It is an autoimmune rheumatic disease caused by a fault in the body’s immune system.

The immune system normally makes antibodies to fight infection. In people with autoimmune diseases, antibodies are produced that attack certain body tissues and cause inflammation.

There are two types of lupus: discoid lupus, which affects only the skin, and systemic lupus, which affects the joints and may also affect internal organs.

King Kaka reflected on the emotional toll of coping with his mother’s condition, highlighting the loneliness he experienced during the period when her illness had not yet been diagnosed.

“I felt I had access to money and God didn’t answer my prayers, so I became lonely because I couldn’t share with anyone,” he said.

The musician has taken an active role in supporting his mother’s health journey.

“When the lady who takes care of her calls me, I go and stay with her all day,” he said.

King Kaka’s mother recently celebrated her 60th birthday, a milestone that has special significance given her ongoing battle with lupus.

“She had just turned 60. She was so thankful for her new age. She said she didn’t know she would reach 60 because she thought she would die before 50,” King Kaka said.

In the past, Kaka revealed that they once lived in a house where they struggled to pay the Sh500 rent and were often locked out for arrears.

He promised to build them a house, a promise he fulfilled in 2022 by showing them the beautiful house.

He told her the story of her struggle in 2022.

“One day I came home from school and Kanjo had put a very big padlock because we couldn’t afford to pay Sh500 rent, I promised my mum that in future I would buy her a house.

“Fast forward 4 days and we were just praying in the living room of this house I built for her. The sound of a testimony and I am happy that she has a place to call home”.

He added: “Thank you mum for keeping a brave face over the years even when I knew things were not right. Asante and be blessed. To all the believers, it’s possible! And God is love”.

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