When most Kenyans were chilling and enjoying their Madaraka Day break, Miko Sonko just reminded us why he is the people’s senator
He spent a better part of his holiday, paying hospital bills for Kenyatta National Hospital Burn Unit Victims.
See photos below,as well as his Facebook Post announcing his charity work
I CELLEBRATED MY MADARAKA DAY AT KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL BURNS UNIT WARD PAYING HOSPITAL BILLS FOR PATIENTS DETAINED FOR MONTHS.
As Kenyans marked the 53rd Madaraka Day Celebrations today at various venues, I opted to celebrate it in style by visiting Mary Kibwana Kamango (the lady who suffered an arsonist attack by her employer while working in Jordan, Lebanon in the Middle East) and other patients.
As I talked to patients in various wards, some patients approached me and shared with me their predicament at KNH. I was shocked that a big number of patients at the hospital had been discharged some even two months ago but have been detained by KNH due to non-payment of medical bills.
As a leader, a guardian and a parent, I was indeed touched, moved and imagined what the patients were undergoing. I therefore dedicated today to assisting individuals and families at the ward that houses patients with burns from various sources of fire such as electricity, stoves, gas etc.
I managed to pay medical bills to all the patients who had suffered from severe burns but had been discharged but were detained over non-payment of bills. This I did without considering their religious, ethnic or political affiliation since I believe in one Kenya, one People.
I however challenge fellow Kenyans to register with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) so as to ensure problems of payment of medical bills become a thing of the past. I further challenge political leaders to lobby and encourage our brothers and sisters to register with NHIF. I wish all Kenyans a very fruitful Madaraka Day.