James Kago, 31, is haemophilic but hasn’t allowed the condition to limit him. He is the assistant human resource manager at Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB), former Fina Bank, and also chairs the Kenya Haemophilia Association. He shares his experience of living with the condition with MWAURA MUIGANA

“My mum recalls I bled a lot during teething. By the time I started crawling, she realised my condition was not normal when my feet and elbows kept swelling whenever I stumbled and hit an object. Naturally she would massage the swollen part with warm water but that only succeeded in irritating the swelling or resulted in bleeding.

Published on February 2014