Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday airlifted a boy suffering from a spinal cord disorder from Bomet to Nairobi.
The boy, Ian Kipkoech, will now get specialised treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital, an offer to be funded by Dr Ruto.
Good deeds ambassador
This happened hours after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko came to the rescue of a man charged with attempting to smuggle his daughter out of Kenyatta National Hospital to evade an outstanding medical bill.
Governor Sonko offered Boniface Murage, 22, a job at the County government and promised to take care of his family in the meantime.
Poem moved Ruto
The pre-unit pupil at Olengisha Bright Star Academy caught the DP’s attention while reciting a poem at a public event attended by Dr Ruto.
Dr Ruto had a one on one talk with the boy’s mother Yvonne Chelegat on the sidelines of the event, who narrated her son’s birth defect.
DP Ruto instructed his aide Emmanuel Talam to arrange for logistics to fly the young Ian from his rural Bomet home to Nairobi.
In the chopper, Ian was accompanied by his mother and Bomet governor, Dr Joyce Laboso.
“Accompanied Ian Kipkoech, who is proceeding for specialized treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi this afternoon,” Governor Laboso posted on Facebook.