President William Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua have donated a cumulative sum of Ksh1.5 million to the owner of the bus that was torched during opposition protests in May.
Henry Mungai also got donations from other leaders allied to the Kenya Kwanza administration following a fundraiser organised by the Matatu Owners Association (MOA) in Nairobi.
The amount handed over from the President and his Deputy was delivered by National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung'wa who attended the event as the chief guest.
From the cash donated by Ruto and Gachagua; Ksh1 million came from President Ruto while Gachagua donated Ksh500,000. The amount was carried in a brown envelope.
Ichung'wah also donated a sum of Ksh300,000 while MOA chairman Simon Kimutai donated a sum of Ksh110,000.
While addressing the group gathered, Ichung'wah asserted that he had reached out to Mungai after his bus was torched and pledged to support him to rise up again.
"A true personification of a hustler is Henry. Mtu ameanza kuosha magari stage and religiously sacrificed to a place where he can go to the bank and be listened to not as a car washer but as an entrepreneur who has a vision and they invest in him. For it to happen that someone can just cut off and kill that dream is like killing him," he stated.
On his part, Mungai noted that he held no grudge against anyone despite his bus being torched when he had borrowed loans to purchase it.
His bus was torched by unknown goons along Ngong Road in Nairobi on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, during the resumption of Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya protests.