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Sep 14, 2014 12:05 PM

Esther Okaya Is Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

Some blame witchcraft. Others think it's a bad batch of moonshine.

Esther Okaya, who lives in Korogocho, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya, says even teetotalers are falling victim. One minute quarreling with a neighbor. The next minute, dead.

And it's happened to her.

Okaya's husband left her. He took the money for her children's school fees. A few mornings later, her nine-year-old son shuffled home after being turned away by the teacher.

And then she felt it. It was as if her heart seized up.


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