Former Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, has expressed concern over the plight of Kenyan youths on the streets during demonstrations.
In a tweet, he recounted his experience in 2017 when he personally catered for the medical bills of some youths in Nairobi, Migori, and Kisumu who were forgotten in various hospitals with very huge bills due to serious gunshots or panga cut wounds.
As the Good Deeds Ambassador and Patron of Sonko Rescue Team, Sonko cannot watch as people struggle. Despite being in Kenya, he is still willing to pay hospital bills for all the injured youths so that they can go back to their families.
Mike Sonko understands that there are many poor families which cannot afford to meet the burial expenses of their loved ones. And he is still willing to help bring home those who have lost their lives back to their families so that they can bury them. Sonko also pledged to support the children and widows left behind.
Sonko, however, raised concerns about the increasing number of promising youths losing their lives during demonstrations every Monday and Thursday.
He questioned how many mothers wait for their children at home in vain and how many young women remain widows. He also asked how many children lose their parents, urging the youths to think about their families.
“Vijana hebu chanukeni fikirieni about your families. Najua nyinyi ni die hards wa mtu but hata sisi na mimi tuko na madie hards but maisha ya watoto na familia kwanza.” he tweeted.
Sonko’s concerns come amid a series of protests across the country, with youths taking to the streets to express their grievances. The protests have turned violent in some instances, leading to the loss of lives and property.
His commitment to helping those in need has earned him praise from Kenyans on social media, with many commending him for his kindness and generosity.
As the country continues to grapple with the effects of the ongoing demonstrations, Sonko’s message serves as a reminder of the importance of valuing human life and putting the needs of families first.