Controversial Luo woman Ruth James has caused an online storm once more after revealing that she will never take the ARV drugs no matter what.
Ruth James admitted that she is HIV positive but she will only see Antiretroviral Therapy (ARVs) in Viusasa
“I accept that I am HIV positive, but I will never take any medicine.” She wrote
Ruth James last year left Kenyans from all walks of life talking after she threatened via her Facebook account to publish names of men she had infected with HIV/AIDs.
The frustrated Luo woman believed that it was high time she published the names of those men she had infected with HIV and AIDS so that Kenyan women would know them in advance.
“I want to expose everyone i have given HIV,” posted Ruth.
To add salt to the injury, Ruth James revealed that approximately 100 men had slept with her using zero protection and that she would parade their names for Kenyans to see.
“Itugona. Chuo 100 mar facebook dwa thoo gi stress,” she posted in her local dialect. (You are joking with me. 100 men on Facebook are so stressed up and will die soon.)
Fastforward, Ruth has now vowed not to take ARVs. However, these sentiments did not go well with most of her followers on Facebook having different opinions. Below were the sentiments by her followers:
“Ruth James you need some counseling. This is serious? take medicine for the sake of that small Angel that God blessed you with na utakuwa sawa swee don’t give up.”
“Ruth James ,can you please sober up and repeat this to yourself?? Just taking the drugs Ruth??Do you know that just the way you are,there are people who depends on you??”
“Do you know that your life is important than anything else?? Accept your New you, take the drugs and live a decent life.”
“Whether you take medicine or not, that’s none of our business, we’re out here battling with the rising cost of living, pambana na hali yako.”
“Remember HIV started long time ago unfortunately sweeping a good number before interventions were started. Those who didn’t accept the interventions are now refered to as ‘THE LATE’! Fortunately HIV will not kill you but opportunistic infections won’t spare you. Ibiro diiiiewo mama to dendi bo chalo ng’ech!”
“Your death has no impact on our lives Ruth James..you were born alone you will die alone..puga.”
“Whoever gave Ruth a smartphone did her more harm than good..This girl need to be out of social media my thinking though. So long as it makes you happy nobody cares mom??”
“This lady Ruth is an idler and always an idle mind is devilish mind She is also attention seeker I told you people Don’t allow your daughter’s and sisters to follow her page.”
“Mmm seriously, reason well known I don’t want to go death but remember those who suffers is your beloved once not you.on addition to that don’t give up many live with it for a decade.”
“Madam,those who are HIV positive are not even spreading they are very quiet.Let me tell you one thing dear,Siku yenye utakuwa HIV positive hautakuwa hata na mdomo wa kupanua.Nobody here wants to know about your status dear.What’s wrong with you are you mentally sick??? Nkt!!!!!!!.”
“You are the sole C.E.O of your life Ruth, And any decision is bound by you to make because you’re the sole knower of your status wether positive or Negative. .Not the public.I don’t think such posts are necessary nyako!!!.”
“We are tired of nonsense nkt…If you ignore taking your medication it’s upto you..After your Death life continues like you never existed.”
“It is good to accept your status but taking medicine is the best thing to do for your health, life and your beloved ones. Please just think about it and don’t take it lightly.”
“There are so many people out there who are managing themselves well with medication and are leading a healthy, productive and positive lives. You couldn’t believe it even their families are happy..”
“We have seen many people who are positive but they live decent life, not shouting all corners of social media with HIV songs. Keep it to yourself mama.”
“Nobody cares about you after you are gone . This body of ours has no spare parts and you are the CEO of your life, who are we to make choices for you but we cannot shy away to tell the consequences. You will die oooh chesa?♂️?♂️?♂️”
“Failing to take your medicine is not a punishment to anyone here. Who cares. Before doing that consider who’ll take care of Nyangile when you bow out. Ni kwa hayo tu.”