While on his tour, the county boss was approached by a young boy identified as Ibrahim Ali whose only wish was to go back to school.
The request moved Sakaja where the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) county boss committed to taking the young boy back to school.
“Ibrahim Ali. This young man touched my heart. While inspecting works in CBD, he walked up to me and said he wants to go to school,” Sakaja said.
Apart from taking him back to school, Sakaja further promised to adopt the young man who has been living on the streets after he was abandoned.
“He’s been living in the streets for months after being abandoned. He has now found a family and will go to school. I see a bright future,” the governor added.
The country has in the recent past recorded an increase in the number of street children with Nairobi being the leading.
Data from Africa Volunteer indicates that Kenya has an estimated 250,000-300,000 street children; around half of them are aged between eleven to fifteen years old.
During his impromptu tour to the city, Sakaja, a close ally of the President further addressed the ever-rising cases of insecurity and mugging in the capital city.
He said to restore the city’s lost sanity, the governor said bodaboda riders will have specific dropping and picking points for their customers.
“Order and sanity will be restored to our city. We shall not compromise on security,
“When the riders come to town, they will have drop-off points and specific drop-off stages. We have already started the process,” he added on dealing with boda boda riders.