Sonko Rescues Orphans Facing Eviction
Over 68 orphans have a reason to smile after the Nairobi Senator Gidion Mbuvi alias Mike Sonko came to their rescue after they were allegedly evicted from a Children’s home.
The orphans – who are said to have lived in the Children’s home for over 20 years – were evicted after a private developer claimed the land on which the Children’s home was built.
According to the director of Christ Chapel Children’s Home located in Nairobi’s Huruma estate Mrs Gloria Ndunge, a private developer with interest in the property has laid a claim on it.
Mrs Ndunge says that the Christ Chapel Children’s Home has been standing on that particular piece of land over years and that they have suffered several disturbances.
She said that they pleaded with the developer but all their efforts did not bear any fruits.
It took the intervention of the Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko who ordered that the children remain in the premises as he seeks a legal redress of the problem surrounding the property.
Sonko said that he would pursue the matter in court on Monday.
He also donated food stuff, books and other basic requirements to sustain the children as they seek a solution.
Sonko said that he was ready to repay the private developer who claims to have acquired the property for the interest of the orphans.
The Nairobi Senator pointed out that it would be inhumane for any developer – be it private or public – to evict children from a Children’s home even without serving a notice or giving them an alternative.
This comes less than a fortnight after he intervened and stopped the demolition of Jua Kali sheds in Nairobi.
Sonko has said that he will fight impunity to ensure that the rights of every individual in guarded.
By Koome Kimonye