President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly contributed 1 million Kenya shillings to offset Benjamin Ayimba’s huge hospital bill.
The generous gesture by president Uhuru Kenyatta came in the wake of Kenyans rallying to support the ailing rugby icon who is currently admitted in a hospital in Nairobi.
Through an online fundraiser led by the Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja, various Kenyans contributed whatever little they had in a bid to stand with the former sevens rugby coach who also represented the country as a player.
As a result, the Nairobi senator called upon Deputy president William Ruto, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and opposition leader Raila Odinga to join in and help the Kenyan rugby legend.
This contribution is to aid Benjamin Ayimba’s family who require Ksh2 million to offset a hospital bill accrued at a Nairobi hospital.
Just recently, the ailing rugby icon through his family urged Kenyans to help them settle the huge hospital bill which stands at 2.2 million Kenya shillings.
According to his eldest son Brian, Benjamin Ayimba is in need of specialized treatment which requires him to be transferred to a different hospital. However, the transfer is not possible since the family is supposed to first pay a pending hospital bill of 2.2 million before that hospital can set him free.
“The family thought it was not going to be this serious. So, we didn’t want to cause alarm but where we have reached now, we call upon the rest of the country to come to our help. With the hospital bill now standing at over Sh2.2 million, we need help as we have exhausted family resources,” he stated.
Credible reports close to Bejamin Ayimba disclosed that the veteran rugby player is suffering from a cerebral malaria and is critically ill in the hospital.