Following his chance encounter with a woman Gladys Kamande, who relies on oxygen tanks to live, the fortunes of young beggar boy Thuo, seems to have changed for the better.’
According to an update by the Facebook user who first shared the story, Thuo and Gladys have struck up a friendship which has bettered his life.
After seeing the way he reacted about Gladys’s condition (he wept uncontrollably), her family and friends decided to do something nice for him. They bought him some new clothes, and took him for a church fundraising organized for Gladys.
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The Facebook user, Ndungu Nyoro, wrote:
“What more for humanity? A homeless young man shows how it's done. I guess you can remember the homeless young man who cried on seeing Gladys Kamande's many equipments that she relies on for breathing.
The friendship is real. After their first encounter family and friends got interested and followed up on him. They later bought him clothes. And yesterday he showed up for Gladys medical funds fundraising on Sunday in a local church.
His name is Thuo. He's even more depressed by the fact Gladys can't be able to see him yet they are now good friends. He hopes anyone will help Gladys access treatment and restore eyesight.”
A calm boy who would rarely engage unless he's sure of the motive. We met in the afternoon at Thika Stadium. I had requested Cllr John Kibue Kibs to make arrangements since they have been in contact. And at 3.30p.m he showed up in the company of Mwangi Kamande (Gladys' brother), Patricia and Maina. Other friends joined later.
After introduction I tried to probe him but he was too clever. He could respond always 'NILISAHAU HIYO'. I realized he wanted some sort of privacy from the many of us present and asked we sit in a car.
So who's Thuo?
He's a young man, a son of David Njoroge and (late Mary Nyambura). They were three children. His parents had not so good marriage and his violent dad could always kick his mum out when drunk.
He moved to street life. His grandmother chased him and his siblings because apparently she was taking care of 6 other children from her other daughter who was deceased too. He says the six cousins were being mistreated even by their uncles.
At Thika he got used to his life until his encounter with GLADYS. I asked him why he decided to give the only money he had in his pocket. He told me he opted to give because even him if he suffered the same, others would support him. He told me his dad is still alive but he remarried yet he doesn't know where he stays.
At the request of Gladys, Thuku has been moved from the streets of Thika and is now under the care of a children's home. He is willing to go back to school as long as it's not anywhere far from mum(Gladys).
I wish him well in life. With such a kind heart, he has a bright future ahead. He hopes Gladys will open her eyes soon to see how he looks."
This is great!