Former Machachari actress Clara Wamaitha alias Mama Stella or Cindy has received aid to enable her manage her vitiligo skin condition.
Kenya’s Vitiligo Ambassador Wangui Njee visited Cindy as earlier promised and offered her more information on how to manage the condition.
The government has developed programs to assist the victims by providing the necessary products for skincare.
“I promised to visit Mama Stella from Machachari and encourage her as a person living with vitiligo and I fulfilled my promise. We met and talked, she is super amazing and funny and I was able to distribute sunscreen and aftersun to her,” The vitiligo ambassador wrote on Facebook.
The Vitiligo ambassador added that those products are offered out of charge in hospitals for people dealing with the skin condition.
“We get the sunscreen and after-sun free of charge from the government and they are available in all level five and four hospitals across the country,” she added.
This comes days after Cindy pleaded for help in public requesting for leads to an expert to help her contain the spread of vitiligo across her whole body.
“Bado nataka pesa ya madawa…na kama kuna mtu hapo nje anajua daktari mpoa wa Vitiligo sitamind mkinisaidia,” Mama Stella said in a past interview.
Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment when pigment-producing cells die.
The patches of skin affected become white and can affect any part of the body including eyes, mouth and even hair.
Wangui Njee is a vitiligo conqueror dedicated to raising awareness on the rare skin condition.