Love’s indomitable spirit still alive and well in Kenya

Love’s indomitable spirit still alive and well in Kenya

Story by RASNA WARAH
Publication Date: 2/25/2008

…the story that touched me the most was the one of the street children who, instead of spending money on glue or food, took the initiative to buy a “get-well-soon” flower for a hospitalised friend on Valentine’s Day.

When people in Europe were giving their lovers expensive fresh-cut roses (many of which are grown in and exported from the blood-stained lakeside town of Naivasha), a group of 11-year-old street children in Nairobi decided to raise Sh50 to buy a flower for their friend Michael, who they had carried to the Nairobi Women’s and Children’s Hospital following a brutal sexual attack. Since then, they have been visiting their badly injured and traumatised fellow street child at least three times a day.

Nation columnist Mildred Ngesa, who covered the story, describes the compassion shown by the four street children – Kevin Kariuki, David Kuria, Andrew Mungalla and Wallace Mfoyonga – as “an enduring, undeniable lesson on living and loving”. It is a lesson we could all learn from at this turbulent point in our history.

 

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2 thoughts on “Love’s indomitable spirit still alive and well in Kenya

  1. Aaah, what a sweet thing for those children to do … thanks so much for sharing this!

    Also, thank you so much for caring so much about the street children and for educating so many of us, I truly have a heart for these kids and appreciate the blog posts you write.

    God Bless You,

    Jennelle

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