Ailing rugby icon Benjamin Ayimba has through his family urged Kenyans to help them settle the huge hospital bill which stands at 2.2 million Kenya shillings.
According to his eldest son Brian, Benjamin Ayimba is in need of specialized treatment which requires him to be transferred to a different hospital. However, the transfer is not possible since the family is supposed to first pay a pending hospital bill of 2.2 million before that hospital can set him free.
“The family thought it was not going to be this serious. So, we didn’t want to cause alarm but where we have reached now, we call upon the rest of the country to come to our help. With the hospital bill now standing at over Sh2.2 million, we need help as we have exhausted family resources,” he stated.
According to reports by the close family members, the rugby legend is critically ill in the hospital after suffering from cerebral malaria, a condition which has kept him out of the public limelight for the longest time possible.
Known for his love for the rugby game, Ayimba not only represented Kenya at the international levels during the early years but also got an opportunity to serve the team as a head coach.
For instance, when Kenya took part at the Rugby Sevens World Cups of 2001 and 2005, Benjamin Ayimba represented the country before later leading the team as a coach to the championship during the Singapore IRB Sevens in 2016
As a result, the ailing sportsman is hoping that Kenyans of goodwill will chip in so that the huge hospital bill which is draining the family is settled as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the family disclosed that Benjamin Ayimba is currently admitted in HDU at a Nairobi hospital and can hardly speak or recognize anyone for days now.