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Family Of Disabled Boy Reaches Out To Sakaja After His Office Cut Support, Contact

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The family of a disabled boy in Starehe’s Ziwani area is reaching out to Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja to fulfill his promise of sponsoring his education.

Flita Lalaur’s father Edward Lalaur says that Sakaja met his son in 2017 at the Koth Biro Football Tournament, Umeme Grounds.

Mr. Lalaur says that Sakaja had already started fulfilling his promise of sponsoring the boy’s education but his office suddenly cut contacts with him.

Mr. Lalaur says that Sakaja’s office management suddenly cut contact with the family during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic after fetching the boy from Joytown Special School, Thika where he had only studied for a term.

“His friend Sakaja used to support him when he was senator. Even Esther Passaris chipped in. At times my son asks me to make a phone call to Sakaja so that they can talk but he is unreachable,” says Edward.

The distressed father adds that Sakaja’s office management might be the ones who caused a rift between the family and the Nairobi county boss.

“The people from his office never take the message to him. Maybe he still thinks that the boy’s education is being sponsored by him but it’s not the case. Ever since they brought him from Joytown they said that mheshimiwa wants nothing to do with Flita,” he says.

Edward who works as a night guard at a parking yard in Ziwani says that the little money he gets cannot sustain the needs of his disabled son and the rest of the family.

Apart from being disabled, Flita was born with a birth defect that has caused him problems with his digestive system.

Sakaja took him to Kijabe Hospital to undergo a procedure to correct his digestive system but it was impossible since it would pose further danger to him.

“He needs diapers which and I cannot afford those. He also needs a wheelchair for easier movement, one-piece garments and a comfortable living environment but I’m unable to provide all that,” he adds.

The young boy is hopeful that the governor will soon get in touch with the family adding that he is a good friend of his.

“Sakaja is a good friend of mine. He has been helping me out since we knew each other. We are just hoping that he will pay us a visit, usitusahau ju sisi hatujakusahau Bado,” says Flita.

When they met at the football tournament Sakaja was moved by Flita’s friends who were wheeling him to watch a match and he promised to assist them while also offering to pay for Flita’s treatment.

The governor then promised to cater for his education.

By Stella Anyango

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