A 22 year old man who was arrested for trying to smuggle his newborn daughter from Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has been set free.
Boniface Murage, came to the limelight after he pleaded guilty to the charges saying that he could not afford to pay the Sh56,000 bill.
Boniface was released on a three-month suspended sentence on Tuesday. Milimani Resident Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe gave the sentence.
Before his release, Kenyans took to Twitter to air out their frustrations with KNH. Most of them expressed their willingness to support the man and his family.
Seasoned Journalist, Larry Madowo offered to provide Boniface with a lawyer.
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) February 18, 2019
Hello @LarryMadowo . Thanks so much for picking this up. Let us know how else we can help get this family home 💚
— Evaline Momanyi (@MsMomanyi) February 18, 2019
Last evening, my team shopped for Murage’s family including his daughter who was released from the hospital after a good Samaritan settled their hospital bill.
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) February 19, 2019