Well-wisher moves to build new house for poverty-stricken Gatina family in Gatundu after K24 Digital story

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 19 Sep, 2021 12:06 | 2 mins read
The three, two brothers and an aging sister have been struck by poverty that turned their lives upside down making them live a seemingly nonstandard life.

Barely days after K24 Digital highlighted the plight of a family at Gatina village in Gatundu North, a well-wisher has embarked on a mission of building them a new, decent home.

Imara Land Investment Limited proprietor Kenneth Wamburu moved to build the impoverished family a new home and vowed to help them start an income generating project.

Wamburu who also comes from Gatundu North said he got touched when he read the story and decided to support the family out of the poverty mire that continued to weaken the family members.

Speaking when he toured the family today, a visit that also marked delivery of building materials such as sand, stones among other items, Wamburu said he will mobilize friends to put resources together that will help in uplifting the family’s standards.

“As Imara, we got touched when we read this story and because we are also human, we decided to walk the talk of humanity. We will help the family put up a decent three-bedroom house, an exercise we hope will be done in a month’s time,” he said.

The land investor pleaded with well-wishers to join hands to give the family hope and a sustainable livelihood even after a good shelter is established. 

He said that Imara Lands Investment Limited will continue to touch the lives of Kenyans by not only giving them land solutions but also supporting in solving societal problems. 

The family of three has been grappling with desolation, abject poverty and endless struggles. 

They have been spending most of the day in the darkly, unfriendly indoors of a 3-bedroom shanty house that hardly meets their shelter needs owing to the torn-nature of the iron-sheets made house. 

The three, two brothers and an aging sister have been struck by poverty that turned their lives upside down making them live a seemingly nonstandard life. 

One of the rooms in the collapsing house is used by the aging woman, another is used as a kitchen and table room while the other accommodates the two brothers as a bedroom. 

The three family members sleep on torn beddings besides which old, torn and worn-out clothes and shoes are kept. 

Two among them Agnes Wanjiru 62 and Simon Karanja 46 are intellectually incapacitated while the seemingly mentally-abled man – Peter Mbitu, 49 is an all-time drunkard. 

While thanking the well-wisher on behalf of the three who can hardly express themselves, Lydia Wangari, a neighbour said locals will support the construction works by providing casual workers at the site and offering security to the construction materials.

“We are moved by this gesture and we will do what we can to join Imara in putting a smile to this family,” Wangari remarked.

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