Milele FM Presenter Learns About Mother's Death While on Air
Milele FM presenter Mercy Mmbone Siahi pleaded with well-wishers to stand with her after she lost her mother.
On Thursday, February 2, Siahi asked Kenyans to help her settle the hospital bill left behind by her late mother, who was fighting cancer.
The presenter, who received the sad news of her mother’s demise while on air, narrated how the deceased struggled with the deadly disease till her last breath.
“Please help us settle the bills and give mom a befitting send-off. The burial is scheduled for Saturday, February 11.
A file photo of Milele FM presenter Mercy Mmbone Siahi’s late mother
“Thank you for your support and warm words so far. Mummy was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer (stage IV) in 2017. She has walked the journey for the past 5 years,” she announced.
Siahi explained how her mother had recovered from cancer only for the illness to re-occur.
“From 2018 to 2019, she was on chemotherapy and got well. In 2021, she experienced cancer recurrence and began chemo afresh. Since then, mum’s body has changed.
“She later developed complications that destroyed her vital stomach organs and eventually led to bleeding, before succumbing to excessive bleeding on Sunday, January 29, 2023,” she stated.
The radio queen received news that her mother had succumbed to cancer just after beginning her morning show Shangwe na Utukufu.
She was forced to leave the show to her co-host Frank The Deejay, who confessed to having run the show in a very challenging moment after his colleague stormed out.
Siahi revealed that her mother had served as a teacher, showering her with praises for her amazing parenting skills.
“I owe all that I am or ever hope to be to my angel mother. I know everyone calls heaven so beautiful- because it has my mother. I miss you, mom. Never to be seen again!
“Being a teacher, she was not just my mother. She was a mother to every pupil she taught,” she uttered.
A file photo of presenter Mercy Mmbone Siahi’s late mother