Baby Fidelis gets Sh500,000 from President Uhuru

Fidelis MuthoniPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has given Sh500,000 to help baby Fidelis Muthoni fly to Canada for surgery after her family was conned Sh2.8 million by an NGO.

Murang’a Women representative Sabina Chege said the money would be used to access travel documents and air tickets.

Muthoni’s father, Kenneth Kinuthia has been seeking help to travel to Canada by Friday, to beat a deadline given by a team of doctors who volunteered to treat the baby for free.

“I cannot express my gratitude to all those who stood with my family and helped organize for my wife and daughter’s travel to Canada,”  Kinuthia said on Thursday evening.

Murang’a governor Mwangi Wairia also donated Sh300,000 to the family to facilitate Muthoni and her mother’s stay in Canada.

The family from Sabasaba in Murang’a South had earlier missed a deadline set for Monday and pleaded with the doctors to give them more time to source more money.

Kinuthia expressed hope his daughter, who suffers frontal bone defect known as frontal Encephalocele, would get better after her six-month treatment.

He was allegedly conned by his cousin Benson Wanjau who runs Hope Foundation, an organization that helps disabled children.

Wanjau volunteered to help the family raise money and launched a campaign on social media, which collect Sh2.8 million.

The Hope Foundation CEO, who declined to release the money to Muthoni’s parents, is currently being held at Makuyu police station, awaiting his arraignment at Kigumo law courts.

Last week, Wanjau was summoned by the same court and asked whether he objected having his accounts frozen.

Murang’a county Police Commander Naomi Ichami, said Wanjau did not object and even committed to deposit money in baby Muthoni’s account by last Friday, a promise he did not keep.


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