As the country continues to accept the death of one of it’s most iconic leaders, we look at the woman who stood by him through the good times and the bad, Wambui Kamiru Collymore.
In a 2018 interview, Collymore said, “When I told my wife that I am going to London, she said, ‘When are we leaving?’ and I asked, ‘You’re coming?’ to which she replied, ‘Of course I’m coming.’
I asked her, “When shall we book your return flight?’ And she said, ‘The same time as you.”
Months after losing her husband Bob Collymore, Wambui Kamiru has disclosed that she suffered a temporal loss of smell days after he succumbed to Acute Myeloid Leukemia on July 1, 2019.
“The brain is interesting. My sense of smell has been gone for a number of months. This is linked to grief. Initially, it frustrated me. Then I just accepted the process,” she tweeted.
Celebrating that she can now detect one or more smells, Wambui pointed out that her nose, for instance, registers the smell of burnt toast as that of rose petals.
“Today it came back. Albeit a bit wonky e.g. burnt toast smells like rose petals. Still, I am grateful,” she added.