Ex-MP's Daughter Makes Emotional Appeal To Settle Father's Ksh6M Hospital Bill

Michelle took to social media on Tuesday, October 12 to disclose that her father was suffering from multiple myeloma from January 2020, and has made several trips in and out of hospital. 

Ex-MP's Daughter Makes Emotional Appeal To Settle Father's Ksh6M Hospital Bill

Michelle Serut, whose father is former Elgon Member Parliament John Serut, is calling upon Kenyans to help her offset her father's hospital bill of Ksh6 million. 

Michelle took to social media on Tuesday, October 12 to disclose that her father was suffering from multiple myeloma from January 2020, and has made several trips in and out of hospital. 

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell that affects multiple organs like the kidneys, bones and liver.

Former Elgon MP John Serut during a past parliamentary session. /FACEBOOK

Michelle explained that the family had so far settled bills amounting to Ksh20 million since his diagnosis. 

"We have had bills totaling to about 20 million since his diagnosis and have handled it as a family so far. We are now slightly stretched and therefore asking your help in catering for his bills hence this fundraiser," read her statement in part. 

She added that the family's most recent bill was slightly over Ksh5 million and they need the amount on top to cater for an insurance cover. 

This is as they have since exhausted the existing one due to bills amounting to Ksh14 million in 2021 alone. 

"We pray you find it in your hearts to give whatever you can as we aim to raise 6,000,000 to cater for hospital bills and an insurance cover," continued her statement. 

As at the time of publishing, spot checks on the M-Changa website indicated that Ksh148,701 was raised so far, which is 2% of the target, a good progress considering it was set up a day ago.

Michelle appealed to the rest of the politicians and celebrities including ODM leader Raila Odinga, media personality Betty Kyallo among others for help in settling the bill. 

Serut was first elected to Parliament on a KANU ticket in 2002. He dislodged then MP Joe Kimkung. 

In 2007, he lost the seat to Fred Kapondi in a disputed election that culminated to the nationwide post-poll violence, one of Kenya's darkest hours. 

In 2013, Serut regained his seat, running as an Independent Candidate. However, he again lost the seat to Kapondi in 2017. 

During his first term, he was named Assistant Minister for National Development in the coalition government. 

In his second return to parliament, he served as a member of the Departmental Committee on Labour and Social Welfare.

Former Elgon Member of Parliament John Serut during a past address. /STANDARD DIGITAL