Governor Mike Sonko Spoils Wife of Man Arrested Smuggling Baby From KNH
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has come to the rescue of the family of Boniface Murage who was arrested smuggling his daughter from Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) over a Ksh56,000 bill.
The governor visited the man's wife, Agnes Murage, at KNH to helped as another good samaritan cleared the couple's hospital bill.
After she was released, Sonko took her to a supermarket where he bought an assortment of items for Agnes and her newborn baby.
The county boss empathised with Boniface, explaining that the love for his daughter made the 22-year-old break the law.
"He is only 22 years and jobless but the love for his daughter forced him to mess the law just like any father," stated Sonko.
The story of his arrest sparked a lot of emotion from Kenyans who also shared Boniface's frustrations.
BBC Journalist Larry Madowo offered to get a lawyer for the young man to help him avoid a possible jail term.
Boniface was intercepted by security guards at the hospital while carrying a blue bag on February 16, 2019, who forcefully opened it only to find a baby.
Appearing before Resident Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe, the father disclosed that he feared his wife and daughter would stay at the facility forever if he did not act, hence his reason for sneaking his daughter out.
Murage pleaded guilty after revealing that he had made the move because he did not have money to settle the hospital bill.
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