Kenyan Tiktoker Aq9ine has now said how he felt ill days after cooking and eating a bat on a now-viral TikTok video.
“After siku nne after kukula bat, nilishikangwa na kihoma, a running nose for like six hours …” the Tiktoker told Youtuber Presenter Ali
“In those six hours, I had taken at least four different kinds of medication and none appeared to be working,” he told Presenter Ali.
During the interview, the content creator who is known for eating strange things said that said his battle with an unexplainable cold got worse as time wore on.
Aq9ine added that he developed an incessant cough as well as chest pains that would not stop.
“When I coughed blood, I got really worried, but then I said, It is what it is, I did not go to hopital, mimi nachukia hospitali mbaya,” he added.
He further revealed that he self-medicates himself through traditional methods at his rural home in Meru.
“I was feeling really cold although Meru was sunny at the time, then I developed what felt like sores on my throat,” he said.
At some point, he progressively lost his voice but continued to self-medicate himself at home as he worried about his worsening condition.
“Nilikuwa na tuvidonda kam tonsils kwa throat, so maybe tuvidonda tumeteremka hivi chini, nikasema kama mbaya mbaya, kama nikuenda si niende?” he concluded.
The king of mogoka has raked in some 209K followers and 2.9 million views.