Writes Duke Mainga Echate Minister for culture Kisii County.
Today I received a great visitor! John Onkendi is the most popular kid in Gusiiland today.
He is a genius young boy from Suneka who broke his popularity box after a clip on his capability to cram all the premier league players and radio presenters went viral in social media. After some jibber-jabber in my office, we decided to go out for lunch.
I had earlier on referred him to a psychiatrist who actually examined him and confirmed to me that the boy is pretty normal with just a few treatable complications.
So after lunch, together with his caretakers Brian Onduso and Ondanya we proceeded down to purchase the prescribed drugs in a chemist next to the county treasury building. As we walked down, we happened to walk past a beggar right outside the county treasury gate.
The young boy Onkendi told me this: “mheshimiwa, hukupea yule mtu pesa!” For a second, I lost my breath then responded: “tuende tununue dawa, halafu turudi tumsort” of course hii ilikuwa ni kujitetea tu. So we went, bought the drugs and came back. I gave John some 200bucks and he decided to donate 100 bob.
After my interrogation, I realized that this mzee got an accident in 2014. He is from Kuria Kehancha. He neglected the wound to heal on its own(may be because he lacked the funds). Even though, honestly he wasn’t in a very bad state that could force him to be in the streets begging. For a minute, John was bitter after listening to the story.
I decided and together we took him to KTRH for treatment where he is currently undergoing biopsy. The small poor boy said this as we drove down to the hospital; “mzee ukipona, rudi nyumbani ulinde familia, hiyo mia sikuombi” I am still wondering who the hell this boy is! Or what the hell is he made of!!!