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Friday, 18 July 2014

SONKO VISISTS BABY ALI, DONATES SH120,000



Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko has again proved that he is a Kenyan leader without political, religious or ethnic boarders when he visited a four-year-old boy Ali Mohammed at Bomu Hospital and donated Sh120,000.  

Master Ali had his leg amputated following a gun attack last week in which Mombasa tycoon Shahid Butt was killed. Sonko who is known to offer both material and financial aid to victims of different circumstances assure the family that he would help Ali to get best medical attention.
Sonko was reacting to Ali’s family appeal to well wishers to help Ali who is a pupil at Raudhwa Junior Academy located at Port Reitz in Changmwe have him fitted with a prosthetic leg so that he can walk again.  

This is not the first time Sonko is extending a helping hand to people in almost similar circumstances. Early in the year, Sonko took in baby Satrin Osinya and his brother Gift Satrin after Osinya was discharged from hospital after a success operation to remove a bullet lodged in his head. He has since adopted baby Osinya.
Sonko is the quintessential philanthropist. He is everywhere, especially where tragedy has gnashed humanity. He has remained to the Nairobian poor what mother Teresa is said to have been to the destitute of Calcutta.
In his own words, Sonko says “I learned to give not because I have much, not because I want to show off, not because I want publicity but because I once used to have nothing and I know exactly how it feels to have nothing. Serving the people is serving the Lord”.