GIVING: The one thing that Mike Sonko does better than 99% of most Kenyans and what we can learn from him
Giving the One Thing that Mike Sonko Does Better than 99% of Most Kenyans and What We Can learn from Him
Nairobi senator Mike Sonko Mbuvi has earned a reputation of being down to earth and offering financial help when called upon. Not only has this endeared him to many Kenyans but helped spur his political career. He is considered a man of the people because of his generosity. The flamboyant Sonko never shies away from sharing his wealth to the less fortunate.
Remember the public stunt he pulled when he directly called the president to intervene to stop an estate eviction here in Nairobi? he is also credited for bailing out a 100 year Embu granny who had been sentenced to three months in jail for contempt of court.
The defunct Sonko Rescue Team was a noble and well thought initiative that offered some relief for some unemployed young Kenyans. No doubt the youthful Nairobi senator is a man of many firsts. Sonko adopted baby Osinya after his mother died in a terrorist attack on a Mombasa church. His helping spirit is unrivalled. Other countless counts of the Nairobi’s senator acts of charity have gone unnoticed.
Hellen’s star is shining bright after her life story crossed paths with Nairobi’s senator Mike Sonko. Hellen Nasieki is the woman whose story was doing rounds on social media as her poverty stricken life had taken a tremendous toll on her.
Hellen who has been sleeping outside in the cold with her daughter Christine at Muthurwa Market exposing her daughter to dangerous diseases.
The senator has now adopted Hellen’s daughter Christine and offered her a job as a home assistant. Perhaps the bible best captures Sonko’s big heart.
Mathew 25: 35-40 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…”
Here is his post on Facebook.
“After going through Hellen Nasieki’s story ( who hails from Kakamega county) on social media i volunteered to offer a helping hand. Yesterday I invited her, plus her daughter Christine and a good samaritan Ndung’u Nyoro for a lunch meeting in my office. I was quite saddened by Hellen’s living conditions so i offered to give her a second chance in life. I proposed to adopt her daughter Christine and to also work closely with Hellen Nasieki as my home assistant. I paid her rent for one year and fully stocked her business (in addition to the cash raised through Ndung’u Nyoro’s friends). I also bought household items for her including Blankets, Mattresses, Utensils, and other food stuff so as to assist her start her new life. Hellen used to sleep in the cold at Nairobi’s Muthurwa market exposing her lovely innocent angel Christine to pnuemonia and other diseases associated with chilly weather. I believe every one of us can be productive given the right tools and environment. To Hellen, I pray for you that you continue to support your family no matter how small it is, no matter the challenges one day I assure you, God will perform his miracles and enable you to help others. I am also requesting other Kenyans of goodwill to lend a hand as we pray for Hellen’s great future.