Nyeri Deputy Governor David Kinaniri has volunteered as a personal initiative to construct a two-bedroom house of a man in Gatitu-Muruguru ward, Nyeri County who has been living inside a tank.
The 32-year-old man George Thiong’o Ndirangu has been living in a tank in Miumbu-ini village for two years after his parental house was demolished over a land tussle.
The DG donated 30 iron sheets and dispatched a team from his office led by Bernard Gichuki who delivered the sheets with other building materials in order for the construction of the house to start.
This is after a public outcry from the area residents who had asked people of good faith to volunteer and help the man.
Area MCA Wangechi Njithi also sent her to support the family. Sh said the man has suffered living in a tank even during the rainy season. She called other well-wishers to come out and assist the man to live a decent life.
“Living in a tank even during rainy season is a serious matter of human rights. I thank God now that he will stay in a decent house,” said Wangechi.
James Mwangi, a resident thanked the deputy governor for his support saying the old man can now live in a good house.
By Beth Ndirangu