Kisii Senatorial aspirant Okeng’o Nyambane has joined other well-wishers in donating for a vulnerable family which has been homeless in Nyagenge village, Bomachoge Borabu Sub county.
Henry Nyabuto, his wife and his ten children became homeless when their grass roofed house collapsed due to heavy rains.
This attracted the support from well-wishers who decided to build a house after the photos of the family sleeping under the table inside a banana plantation went viral..
Nyabuto said he is languishing from poverty which has crippled from affording basic needs for his ten children since he is sickly and therefore cannot provide for the family.
“I used what I had in my hand, I didn’t want to go and ask a shelter from the neighbors, as human beings one might kick you out anytime if you don’t abide by their tunes, “he noted.
He said since the outbreak of Covid-19 paralyzed the economy, the wife who depends on laborer jobs found it difficult to provide even food for the family.
“I used to do casual work, but because of the guidelines of the ministry of Health to work from home, I was forced now to stay at home,” he said.
Mr Nyabuto narrates that he was laid off from where he used to cultivate sugarcane plantations.
He thanked the well-wishers who have been touched and supported them.
“I went to visit this family to see that if there is enough security, our role is to protect the children from harmful criminals who might take advantage of their problem,”Kooli said.
The senatorial aspirant, Okeng’o foundation also gave support and assured them of ensuring that their family has a small business for sustainability.
Mr Okengo said that his obligation is to provide better places for others to live in.
“In this era it’s inhuman to see innocent children staying in cold nights, “he said.
Construction of the houses was kicked off as the family pleaded for support.
Okengo Nyambane foundation has supported a number of vulnerable families in the Kisii Community.
Okengo called for other leaders to join in hand to help the family build a house and have basics like other human beings as a sign of humanity and make the world a better place.
Kisii County commander Francis Kooli who visited the family said that they were touched as human beings on how the family is suffering and went to support them.
“I was touched by the sad state the family was living in, together with his colleagues they contributed from their salaries and allowances and decided to donate for the poor family, “said Kooli.
He said besides working as a police officer, they are human beings who are touched by humanitarian work to help the society become a better place.
“Construction has started and we were impressed by the way the community welcomed us, they promised to provide manpower to ensure the family with the little kids is protected, “He noted.
Kooli said they will be keeping in touch to ensure everything goes smoothly as planned and protect the children from the sexual offences such as rape and defilement.