A form two student at Moi Forces Lanet, living in Kawangware, has pleaded with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to help their family bury their dad, who died last year.
Ruth Nyamisa, while speaking to LookUP TV, says they lost their dad due to a brain tumor, and his body is held at a Nairobi hospital due to a hospital bill of Ksh 2.9 million. Before his death, Abel Omanga had undergone two surgeries funded by their church, and the hospital has held his body since December 27, 2022, due to accumulated bills.
Ruth, born in a family of two, stays with her mother, who has no source of income to sustain them. She narrates how they have been going without food since their father passed.
“Dad went through two surgeries, one was before I sat for my KCPE exams, and it became unsuccessful since the tumor had affected most of his brain. He had to go for the second surgery, which doctors described as between life and death. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it after the surgery. Since his death, we have been going through a lot with no food sometimes,” Ruth narrated.
The 15-year-old, who scored 395 marks in her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, has pleaded to the deputy president Rigathi Gachagua to help them hurry their kin so that she can report back to school.
“If our deputy president Rigathi Gachagua, you are listening to this, our family right now needs a lot of help. I need to go back to school; I need to continue scoring good grades, but right now, our family has so much on our shoulders. It is too much for us to handle; if you are listening to this message, I really need your help,” she pleaded.
The family has also shared a paybill number for any well-wishers willing to help them to send their contributions. Well-wishers can support the family by Mpesa, Business Number 400200 and account number 40029664.