Friday, 9 December 2016

Kenyan street kid bursts into tears after realizing that the lady he went to beg money from in traffic carries oxygen to survive. His tears moved the public who are now raising funds for the lady’s hospital bills

Nairobi city is among the top of the list when it comes to the large number of street children. Most of these children end up in the streets after they loose their parents and have no one to take care of them. Some run away from home due to mistreatment by step parents while others just choose to live on the streets. Sadly, many are sometimes assaulted, abused and neglected as they have no one to defend them. Street children are always characterised by robbery, bad behaviour and uncleanliness and no one ever wants to be associated with them.

One boy, however, has come out to disprove this notion.
He has won the hearts of many after he did the unexpected to a sick Kenyan woman named Gladys Kamande. Here is the full story;


“In one of her countless trips to KNH, GLADYS KAMANDE was caught up in traffic.

A young homeless Kenyan happened to be walking by asking for help from motorists. When he met Gladys he was about to introduce himself when he saw her carrying weighty equipments

"SHE EXPLAINED THEY WERE SUPPLYING OXYGEN TO HER BODY,THE YOUNG MAN BROKE DOWN IN TEARS. YES SHE HAS HAD TO CARRY AN OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR, OXYGEN CYLINDERS AND A GENERATOR WITH HER WHEREVER SHE GOES. AND THAT HAS BEEN HER LOAD FOR YEARS. FOR A MOMENT HE SAW HIMSELF WAY BETTER THAN HE THOUGHT. HE SYMPATHIZED WITH GLADYS. BUT THE FACT THAT HE DIDN’T HAVE ANY MEANS OF CHANGING GLADYS CIRCUMSTANCES MADE HIM EVEN SADDER. HE GOT HOLD OF GLADYS’ HAND AND MADE A SILENT PRAYER- THAT GOD MAY PROVIDE ALL SHE COULD NEED FOR HER TREATMENT."

Puzzled onlookers had to reassure him that all was going to be fine with Gladys as he wept uncontrollably.”

Nairobi senator, Mike Sonko posted this story on his official Facebook page calling upon Kenyans to help Gladys raise money to pay her hospital bills and it has been shared more than 500 times. We hope some kind-hearted Kenyans will contribute something towards Gladys’ medical kitty.

Below is another photo of Gladys and the street boy who has mesmerized many.



MEET THE YOUNG MAN: THE TEARY STORY BEHIND HIS STREET LIFE 

John Thuo, the street child who prayed for ailing Kenyan woman Gladys Kamande has won the hearts of many. Kenyans can’t stop talking about him. His prayers were said to be more sincere than those of many rogue pastors who extort money from sick people in the name of healing them in Nairobi.

The rehabilitated Street kid

Well, who is this young boy, John Thuo? Read his sad story below as narrated by social activist Ndungu Nyoro, who was among those who rehabilitated him.

He’s a young man, a son of David Njoroge and (late Mary Nyambura). They were three children. His parents had not so good a marriage and his violent dad could always kick his mum out when drunk.

He moved to street life. His grandmother chased him and his siblings because apparently, she was taking care of 6 other children from her other daughter who was deceased too. He says the six cousins were being mistreated even by their uncles.


At Thika he got used to his life until his encounter with GLADYS.

I asked him why he decided to give the only money he had in his pocket. He told me he opted to give because even him if he suffered the same, others would support him. He told me his dad is still alive but he remarried yet he doesn’t know where he stays.

At the request of Gladys, Thuku has been moved from the streets of Thika and is now under the care of a children’s home. He is willing to go back to school as long as it’s not anywhere far from mum(Gladys).’

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