With the ongoing doctors’ strike in the country since December last year, and the current stalemate from the talks with government, Kenyans are in dilemma as to where to take their loved ones who are unwell.
There is no agreement yet between the doctors and the Kenyan government about the CBA (image: Tuko)
For many years, since the ancient days of our ancestors, Africans would retreat to traditional healers and herbalists especially when the disease would not go away after seeking the services of a medical doctor, or simply for good-luck charms.
Today, the medical landscape, which is ever changing, is plagued with many opportunities and challenges alike, what with the advent of technology like the Internet and mobile phones, and the ever growing population of informed consumers.
Information is right at the fingertips of the Kenyan consumer. The more educated ones who before the Information age would consult a medical doctor over any and every illness, today prefer to find information on their symptoms from search engines first, then head to the nearest chemist and buy medicine over the counter.
(Traditional medicine used in Myanmar) Image: Tuko News
However, there are still the educated types who seek the services of either a traditional healer or modern herbalist to get diagnosed and treated.
Treatment is often a combination of ritual and medication, though most traditional healers claim they have the guidance of an ancestral spirit, whom they consult from time to time.
Besides illnesses, there are other ‘problems’ for which people seek the services of the traditional ‘sangoma’ in the hopes that they would solve their marital issues, bring back their wayward spouses, punish thieves – like those we see eating grass after stealing someone’s cattle – or a man and his side dish getting ‘stuck’ together as it were, because of eating the forbidden fruit.
Those who prefer traditional healers to doctors believe that some things just cannot be treated in hospital, and so they seek extra cover for their bodies and minds, mostly through walking around with charms like a necklace or a coin, which they believe have special powers to protect them from evil.
One such traditional herbalist is Dr. Mugwenu, who not only offers traditional healing and herbal services, but is also a self-professed spell caster, with powers to fight off demons and villains.
Dr. Mugwenu, who can be reached on his line 0714111731, says he possesses skills in metaphysical healing, psychic skills, divination and foretelling through ancestors and forefathers, within the traditional and native setting.
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Among his many skills are relationship restoration, which he says his abilities enable him to be able to delve deep into the spiritual realm and bring back a lost lover within three days, despite the length of time the wayward spouse has been away.
Just like a medical doctor, Dr. Mugwenu does a diagnosis on his clients by asking a few questions for self-introspection in the area of one’s life such as obstacles, challenges in financial and physical aspects, among others.
Dr. Mugwenu says his spell casting powers work within 24 hours, mostly happening the same day they are released, and handles general problems ranging from winning court cases, winning the lottery, protection of family and property, as well as accurate foretelling of one’s future.
Although there is no scientific proof of the successes of these treatments, some people especially in Africa, prefer going to traditional healers and herbalists, mostly owing to the beliefs held about illnesses and misfortunes being supernaturally caused. To book an appointment or for more information, call Dr. Mugwenu on 0714111731.