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Cafe where cancer ‘buddies’ meet

A group of people at Kefein Bistro during a cancer cafe meeting. (Right) Mate Muthoni, a breast cancer survivor, who started the cancer cafe concept. PHOTO | SARAH OOKO
A group of people at Kefein Bistro during a cancer cafe meeting. (Right) Mate Muthoni, a breast cancer survivor, who started the cancer cafe concept. PHOTO | SARAH OOKO 

Each first Tuesday of the month as Kenyans flock pubs, coffee shops and hotels in the evening to catch up with friends or pass time, a group of Nairobians huddle up at a ‘purple’ restaurant to talk about cancer.

Kafein Bistro, a relatively new restaurant located on the mezzanine floor of Marsabit Plaza on Ngong Road, is where cancer buddies meet to chat.

The meet-ups known as cancer cafés have been started by Mate Muthoni, a breast cancer survivor who hopes to bring survivors, their families and friends to interact in a relaxed and informal environment whilst having conversations about the disease.

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