Sonko rescues Migori Nasa demonstrators stranded in hospital, local MP resists

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has rescued six Migori NASA demonstrators who had had been detained at St Joseph Omboo Mission Hospital due to unpaid bills.

The six patients who were suffering from gunshot wounds had been discharged from hospital on Monday but were unable to pay their bill amounting to Sh263, 341.

The patients were finally discharged Thursday afternoon after the Nairobi Governor cleared the bill and also issued each of the six patients with Sh.10,000 for transport back home.

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But Uriri MP Mark Nyamita on Thursday dismissed Mr Sonko’s assistance, terming it an “insult” to the victims.

“I have information that Jubilee through Nairobi Governor Sonko is dishing out money to hospitals in Nyanza where our people are recuperating from ostensibly to cater for their bills of the victims of jubilee-sanctioned police brutality,” said Mr Nyamita.

“We are telling Sonko to keep his blood-stained money to himself. Let him use the money to pay Nairobi county employees who have gone for months without pay or better still use it to clean the city, which is chocking under garbage, or he can equally use it to buy good manners.”

The hospital bill was accumulating and the patients could not settle it when they appealed for help— prompting the Nairobi governor to come to their rescue.

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