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Senator, MPs Help To Raise Sh. 2.5m In 30 Minutes To Meet Orphan’s Medical Bill.

The harambee to raise funds for medical expenses for Samuel Njihia realised over Sh. 2.5 million in a record 30 minutes.

Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki and Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau led four Central Kenya political bigwigs who had trooped into Golden Palm Hotel in Kenol Town, Murang’a County to raise funds for the Form 3 student at Mugumo Secondary School, Ithanga.

Host MP Jamleck Kamau donated a total of sh. 1.5m which include his personal donation of sh. 300,000, sh. 200,000 from Deputy President William Ruto, sh. 100,000 from National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale among others.

The chief guest Kithure Kindiki gave over sh. 400,000 from himself and friends.

Other contributors included Kandara MP Alice Muthoni (sh. 130,000), Maragwa MP Kamande Wambugu (125,000), Murang’a Senator Kembi Gitura (17,000) with Ndaragwa MP Francis Waweru Nderitu and Laikipia West MP Dr. Wachira Karani each donating sh. 50,000.

Speaking during the function Kindiki and Jamleck promised to assume the role of a parent to Njihia with the senator pledging to cater for the boy’s school fees till he completed his education.

Kindiki inspired Njihia not to lose hope as this was just a passing cloud that will come to pass.

“Some things happen so that God can be glorified. Just as Lazarus had to die for people to see the grace of God, so is Njihia’s sickness. If (at all) you were not sick, God would not have been glorified through your healing. You are going to be healed and come back to school and I am going to pay all your school fees and I will never lack because God will provide,” said Kindiki.

He encouraged Njihia to take his studies seriously and be sure that one day, he will become a very important person in this nation.

He promised to accompany Kigumo MP when taking Njihia to hospital and will be there too to celebrate his homecoming.

On his part, Jamleck said that he was moved by the boy’s plight when Njihia approached him at a public function in Ngelelya, having sought for help over the last 3 years.

“It saddened me when I saw this young man and told me that he has been looking for help for the last three years. And on that particular day, I decided that I will do all that I can to help him because it should not always be about politics. It is about what you can do to the less fortunate people,” said Jamleck.

The MP made arrangements to take Njihia taken to Nairobi Hospital where the doctor said that his problem could be rectified through an operation that would cost about sh. 1.5 million.

Maragwa MP said that everyone had come to the harambee to transform the life of an orphan.

Kandara MP Alice Muthoni said that she was in the process of completing 5 dispensaries in her constituency so that she could be of assistance to some of the medical cases that befell the common mwananchi.

“I am very excited to be part of this course. There are so many cases this kind. Njihia is just one of them. That is why I have involved myself seriously in the health sector in my constituency,” said the Kandara legislator.

She said that even though the County Government of Murang’a was unwilling to help her in the mission, she was sure that she had the blessing of the people of Kandara.

Njihia hit the headlines late last month after turning down an offer for medical assistance by Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria.

19 year-old Njihia embarrassed a team from the governor’s office when he sent them away after they had come to collect him from school for medical attention.

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He claimed that he refused the offer because the governor had failed to honour his earlier promises to assist him. Though the governor promised to assist Njihia get the operation, he never followed his case and even failing to pick his calls.

However, on 10th April this year, Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau visited Ngelelya and Njihia grabbed the rare opportunity to seek his assistance. The MP promised to look into the matter and true to his word, days later, he sent a team from his office who took Njihia to Nairobi Hospital to have an examination to determine his ailment and the extent that it had eaten into his face.

After the check-up, the doctors diagnosed him to suffer from neurofibromatosis of the mid face that has already affected his brain, his eye and the jaw and recommended for surgery that needed three doctors at a total cost of sh. 1.5million.

The MP’s office kicked off a campaign to raise the funds, with Jamleck already pledging sh. 300,000. They kicked off a vigorous social media campaign for one and a half months appealing to Kenyans and other well-wishers to intervene and help him raise the amount.

An ecstatic Njihia was all but thankful to all those who contributed in one way or the other to make this day a success.

“I am so happy today that God has answered my prayers. It has been a very long journey but Thank God I now have hope that I will have my surgery done and resume my normal life and my learning. Thank you Jamleck and all your colleagues for making it happen. Thank you all who made it happen and may God bless you abundantly,” said Njihia.

Thika Town Today crew are proud to be part of this success story and that the efforts of all the well-wishers have not come to naught. We now wish Njihia all the best and pray that all will be well and promise him that we will walk with him all the way.

Looking  forward to write Njihia’s success story soon.

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