Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has rescued a woman who was evicted from her house by her landlord after failing to pay rent.
The woman was later gang-raped in front of her children at an unfinished building where she had taken shelter.
According to K24 TV, Esther said that she was evicted from the house over two-month rent arrears amounting to Ksh11,000, at Mihang’o on the city’s eastern outskirts.
She said that the cries of her little children, a three-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy, amidst heavy rain, attracted the assailants, who pounced on her.
Upon learning of the plight of the woman, who has been seeking help, Governor Sonko decided to bail her out.
The embattled county chief on Friday morning, 8th May, revealed that his team had visited the woman and taken her to the hospital for a medical checkup.
“Upon learning of the plight of the lady who was evicted from her house in Mihang’o, my team yesterday visited her and took her to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, where she underwent comprehensive medical tests,” he posted on Facebook.
Sonko said his office would facilitate her full treatment and assist her to start a business and house her until her it stabilises.
“From today, my office will facilitate her full treatment and thereafter support her to establish a sustainable income generating activity alongside providing her a house until her business stabilises. I wish to thank all Kenyans of goodwill who responded to her cry, and supported her in every way they did,” he added.