Media personality Terryanne Chebet has touched the hearts of many Kenyans after she rallied help for an ailing mother and her 17-year-old son who are living on the streets.
Chebet narrated how the teenager had approached her and her sister at Hurlingham area in Nairobi seeking their aid after they were evicted from their home after things went south.
According to the media personality, the boy’s mother, Janet Moraa, reportedly worked for a top Kenyan telecommunications company before she got a spinal injury and lost her job.
Dante and Janet Moraa. PHOTO/COURTESY
Chebet said Moraa had bed sores and maggots all over and was reportedly kicked out of Kenyatta National Hospital after failing to raise the funds required to get needed treatment.
Her son, Dante, emerged position 26 in the country after sitting his KCPE examination at the Thika Road Christian School and enrolled at Kisii High School but is now living on the streets.
In her Twitter thread, the former Citizen tv news anchor called on well-wishers to come in and help Moraa get the badly needed medical treatment and Dante to return to school.
Dante in Primary school during a visit by then Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO/COURTESY
By Sunday night, RFH Healthcare based in Nairobi had collected the mother and son in an ambulance for a medical examination as many other Kenyans vowed to help raise funds.
The story brings to light the plight of many Kenyans who have been forced into homelessness after ailments and medical bills impoverished them.