Second Lady, Pastor Dorcas Rigathi, on Thursday, June 8, rescued a 35-year-old man who lost two jobs a few months apart.
Godfrey Mwago was reportedly retrenched by a Nairobi-based non-governmental organisation in 2019 after he wallowed in alcoholism.
Months later, he secured another job at a road construction company, earning Ksh30,000 to translate to the foreign contractors building a road.
Days after landing the employment opportunity, Mwago was fired again after his drinking habit deteriorated.
However, Pastor Dorcas intervened by sponsoring Mwago and 55 other addicts under her boychild programme. The 56 addicts were admitted to Holy Innocence BPSS centre, Timau, for three months.
After the rehabilitation programme, the office of the Spouse of the Deputy President vowed to place them in technical training institutes and connect them to jobs.
"We are going to use every available facility to dignify our youth. We cannot lose a generation," Pastor Dorcas stated.
She further pledged to rehabilitate at least 2000 under the inpatient program and at least 4,000 under the outpatient program by the end of the year.
Mwago appreciated the offer noting that it was a second chance in life. He expressed regrets noting that alcoholism had nearly ruined his life.
"I regret because I would have been a better person," Mwago stated.
"At least by now, there is hope for another chance. I have decided to reform, and with the help of God, I know good things are ahead," he expressed optimism.
Pastor Dorcas' rescue mission compliments government efforts to eliminate illicit brew in the country. Her husband, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, ordered a nationwide crackdown on traders participating in the outlawed business.
He even proposed punitive penalties to the perpetrators and those enabling the trade.