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After Joseph Wanjohi, 29, was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2006, he started the prescribed drugs regimen.
But, his case was misdiagnosed only for him to later learn that he actually had the multi-drug resistant strain of the disease.
Then his father heard of cheaper drugs in Tanzania, and went to look for them there, only to learn that the area was too remote to carry his son who was bedridden at the time. Wanjohi gave up the idea of going to Tanzania and continued with the prescribed drugs.
Wanjohi's case highlights the dilemma facing millions of Kenyans with the disease -- and for those who will progress to a drugs-resistance variety.