Gilbert Otyeng : Sonko rescues teenager who crawls to school daily

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has come to the rescue of Gilbert Otyeng, a Class Four boy from Aderema Price School in Amukura, Busia county who has been crawling to school for the last six years.

Through the Sonko rescue team, the governor had his people on the ground in Busia county hours after the story came to light in search of the boy.

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The team found the boy and enrolled him to a special school to save him the trouble of accessing education.

Otyeng, who is the seventh born among nine siblings, had his fees cleared and was also given goods to take him through the entire month as well as a wheelchair to ease his mobility.

The boy, who aspires to be a famous doctor in future, narrated how he would creep home for lunch and return to continue with his afternoon classes. His woes would not end there as the agonizing crawl back home in the evening awaited him before he could sleep and wake up to the same ordeal.

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Waking up each day to crawl to school has been such a tormenting experience to me. I must go back home for lunch and return for the lessons in the afternoon and ho home in the evening,” narrated Otyeng.

According to his mother, Rosa Pali, Otyeng was disabled when he was just five years and his life took a torturous turn.

Overwhelmed netizens took to social media to congratulate Sonko for his big heart and speaking multitude of blessings upon him.

Thank you for sharing Otyeng story to the world.


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