Man who stood by sick wife for 12 years touches many hearts with his story

Man who stood by sick wife for 12 years touches many hearts with his story

  • Kenyans have shown support for Francis Mukui, who raised his daughter and took care of his ailing wife for 12 years
  • Some of the netizens even remembered seeing him at the ICU when he was visiting his wife before she came out of a coma
  • Others said he is a rare breed as such men are few to come by and wished him well

The story of Francis Mukui, a man who stood by his wife's side when she lost her memory due to a brain clot during their daughter's birth, has touched many Kenyans.

Francis Mukui and his wife Dorothy Mukui (L) and Kenyans' reactions to his brave story (L).
Francis Mukui and Dorothy Mukui at their wedding in October 2020. Photo: Francis Mukui.
Source: UGC covered his story, and Kenyan showed overwhelming support for him and his family.

"Baba Jasmine, our weddings last year made us friends ,you are a man of great wisdom. I honour the grace upon your life of taking care of your lovely wife and daughter. Blessings upon blessing," said Carol Fiona Precious Zack.

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"To God be the Glory because yenyewe (actually) Baba Jasmine it's been a journey. Going back memory lane, those hospital visits, God is faithful," said Hellen Gachanja.

Francis said his goal has always been to give his wife, Dorothy, a wedding gift she always dreamt of.

"I however could not let her get stressed by the planning bit so I took over all the planning. I had no idea wedding planning involved so much," he told

His wife, however, suffered a small seizure on the morning of her wedding, but on this special day, she recovered quite quickly, unlike before.

"On that day, she recovered in under ten minutes, something that has never happened before," Francis recalled.

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He cried, seeing her walk down the aisle

Despite all the challenges, the moment Francis saw his beautiful Dorothy walking down the aisle, he cried.

"Well, I cried. I really did. Like, I had real ears. I knew this was indeed God's doing. I remembered the many times we had prayed for this day and now it was here, granted to us and in a special way.
I thanked God for her health and for her being able to get to church, something that had seemed impossible in the morning because of the rain and the seizures. It was indeed one of my highest moments," said Francis. recently published Francis' story, and it quickly gathered massive reactions from Kenyan netizens.

Francis said it was not easy having to reteach Dorothy everything from scratch, including her name, who her daughter is, and what it means to be a woman and a mom.

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Today, Jasmine is a pre-teen, and Francis couldn't be happier with the steps they have made as a family.

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