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A new house comes as a blessing for physically challenged woman in Murang’a

A physically challenged woman in Murang’a County whose house was destroyed by a vehicle has a reason to smile after a well-wisher built her a new house.
Since last month, Susan Wanjiku from Murarandia ward has been living under deplorable conditions, in a makeshift structure after her iron sheet house was rammed onto and destroyed by a vehicle that had veered off the road.
The mother of three who uses a wheelchair, together with one of her sons braved heavy rains in May and early June, and today, Thursday, June 25, 2020 will remain engraved in her mind forever, being the day a philanthropist unveiled a new house to shelter her and the children.
Karanja Mburu Wamatangi through his foundation managed to build the 63-year old woman a two bedroomed house and in addition provided her with a new wheelchair.
“On that particular day we heard a big bang and when we visited the scene the house of Wanjiku was completely destroyed, luckily she was out of the house,” noted a neighbor, Patrick Mungai adding Wanjiku has been living with support from well-wishers.
Mungai lauded well-wishers who rendered a helping hand noting the new house will give the family a big reprieve.
Speaking while commissioning the house, a representative from the office of Wamatangi Foundation George Gathuru said there are many people at grassroots who need help and their cries are rarely heard.
Gathuru said although she now has a good house, Wanjiku and her family need more assistance in terms of other basic needs like food and medication therefore calling on other well-wishers to help.
“The house we have built for the disabled lady is not final, we appeal for more help not only to her but other people at grassroots who are going through a lot of struggles,” noted Gathuru.
The foundation has been undertaking other humanitarian activities within Kiharu constituency for several years.
Notably nearly 20 primary schools have benefited with mega water tanks in effort to save them from huge water bills.
Majority of the schools that benefited are located in areas which lack piped water with learners being forced to carry water to school.
By Bernard Munyao

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