Police Officer Gifts 56K to Boniface Murage Who Was Caught Smuggling Baby at KNH

  • A police officer has gifted Boniface Murage Wangechi, the man who was caught smuggling his one month-old baby out of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

    The officer who identified himself as Inspector Emmanuel Tamooh from Westlands had first gone to KNH to clear the bill.

    However, he was informed that the bill had been cleared by a Good Samaritan on Monday night.

    "I watched the story on TV last night and I was moved. I am not supporting what the man did, but on a humanitarian ground, I found the need to intervene," the officer indicated.

    A screenshot showing the police officer Inspector Emmanuel Tamooh

    Following the update from KNH, the police inspector proceeded to Milimani Law Courts where Murage was set to be arraigned.

    "Nilisema juu hiyo Ksh 56,000 nilikua nimepanga kumlipia, akiachiliwa nitampea roho safi (I had made a decision to clear the bill, now that Murage has been released, I will just give him the Ksh 56,000)," he stated.

    The officer indicated that although this was a sacrifice of several month's salary, it was a worthy cause and more Kenyans should intervene whenever such cases arise.

    "The man and his wife do not even own mobile phones, it clearly shows how dire their situation," Tamooh added.

    Murage who hails from Rongai is reportedly a manual labourer engaging in menial jobs, such as digging septic holes and pit latrines to feed his family.

    The baby at the centre of the smuggling saga was admitted at KNH on February 11 and discharged on February 26.

    However, the hospital could not release the baby after the family was unable to settle a Ksh 56,000 bill accrued during the stay.

    Boniface Murage at a Milimani Law Court