President Kenyatta Recognizes Githeri Man After Completing Rehabilitation
Martin Kamotho, popularly known as Githeri Man had the chance to shake hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta again on Wednesday in Kiambaa constituency, Kiambu county during the graduation ceremony of rehabilitated alcoholics.
Kamotho was among 77 who received certificates from the President after successfully completing a nine-month rehabilitation programme at Mama Care Rehabilitation Centre in Wangunyu Primary School, Kiambu County.
President Kenyatta urged the recovering alcoholics to be ambassadors in the war against illicit alcohol. He also urged them to hurry and get married so that they would start families.
The president also commended Kiambu women rep Gathoni Wa Muchomba for initiating the rehabilitation program and encouraged other counties to borrow a leaf.
"This is a good project that needs to be emulated countrywide. We have all witnessed where the monies given to women reps are going," Uhuru urged.
Wa Muchomba said the rehabilitated men had been trained to be tailors, carpenters, and caterers to provide them with a source of income.
"We are giving them items bought by the NGAAF kitty to help them start businesses which will help support their lives and families," Gathoni told the attendees.
Kamotho became famous during the 2017 election after he was spotted eating Githeri while at the voting queue. Thereafter, the president to give him a States Honour.
During the ceremony, Kamotho urged youths to stay away from alcohol and drugs and obey their parents.
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