KTN Anchor Grace Kuria Opens Up on Battling Chronic Illness

  • KTN anchor Grace Kuria taping a news briefing from her home.
    KTN anchor Grace Kuria taping a news briefing from her home.
  • KTN news anchor Grace Kuria opened up on battling a chronic illness that made her struggle with mobility and forced her in and out of work for a few months.

    The anchor revealed that she had been battling the illness for the past few months but recovered and returned back to the screens in July.

    "So, people I've never really understood how everything happened when I was unwell, from being whole to relearning how to walk, stand, sit...to a diagnosis of 'no cure' and finally getting healed a day after the diagnosis. I'm simply here to remind you that God still heals," read Kuria's statement.

    A photo of KTN News anchor Grace Kuria pictured in studio on February 29, 2020.
    KTN News anchor Grace Kuria pictured in studio on February 29, 2020.
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    The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) alumnus battled with the illness she opted not to reveal from May to July.

    Kuria who is one of the fastest rising presenters in the country's media space had to undergo physiotherapy to fully regain her mobility. 

    She was admitted to Aga Khan Hosptial after the illness became severe in June and could not celebrate her birthday as she was still in the hospital.

    Despite battling the illness, the former K24 intern still found the strength to report to work as staying at home drove her into deep thoughts.

    Kuria found solace in her passion for journalism during the trying times as regular stops to the office kept her engaged and took away negative thoughts.

    She has since fully recovered from the illness and has been anchoring the 1 pm news on KTN from time to time but according to sources close to her, doctors warned that her condition had no cure.

    Coincidentally Grace had a soft spot for the field of medicine, and becoming a gynaecologist was in the back of her mind during her time at Nginda Girl's Secondary School in her home county of Murang'a.

    This comes after Citizen TV news anchor, Yvonne Okwara on Friday, July 24, disclosed that she underwent spinal surgery and has been resting for some period of time.

    KTN's Grace Kuria pictured in studio on December 24, 2019.
    KTN's Grace Kuria pictured in studio on December 24, 2019.
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