Nathan Ambuti hit the headlines on the eve of Moi’s burial after cycling from Kakamega to Kabarak in Nakuru to attend the state funeral covering more than 200 km.
His story went viral after reports emerged that he had been denied access into Moi’s home even after cycling for that long but was later allowed in to sign the condolence book and as well witness Moi’s burial.
His story would not end at the burial as Nairobi’s philanthropic governor Mike Sonko would thereafter search for him to ease his return journey to Kakamega.
“I was touched with the story of 76-year-old Mzee Nathan Ambuti who his obvious adoration of the Late 2nd President H.E Daniel Toritich Arap Moi cycled for 4 days all the way from Kakamega to Kabarak to attend his state funeral dressed in a KANU-flag tie,” Sonko said.
The troubled governor went ahead asking for Ambuti’s whereabouts, asking for his contacts so that he could reach him.
“If anyone has Mzee Ambuti’s contacts, please share we see how we can make the return trip easier for this gallant patriotic Kenyan,” Sonko added.
True to his word, the governor has awarded the old man a motorbike, and more importantly, a posho mill.
“This is a self-made peace ambassador for Kenya. Today my family donated a Posho Mill which he requested from me to start his own business in Butere and a motorbike to facilitate his easy movement. We wish Mzee Nathan all the best,” Governor Sonko informed.
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