Remember Gladys Kamande? The sick woman whose plight moved a street boy to tears?
“In one of her countless trips to KNH, GLADYS KAMANDE was caught up in traffic.
A young homeless Kenyan happened to be walking by asking for help from motorists. When he met Gladys he was about to introduce himself when he saw her carrying weighty equipment.
HE ASKED WHAT THEY WERE FOR.WHEN SHE EXPLAINED THEY WERE SUPPLYING OXYGEN TO HER BODY,THE YOUNG MAN BROKE DOWN IN TEARS. YES SHE HAS HAD TO CARRY AN OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR, OXYGEN CYLINDERS AND A GENERATOR WITH HER WHEREVER SHE GOES. AND THAT HAS BEEN HER LOAD FOR YEARS.
FOR A MOMENT HE SAW HIMSELF WAY BETTER THAN HE THOUGHT. HE SYMPATHIZED WITH GLADYS.
BUT THE FACT THAT HE DIDN’T HAVE ANY MEANS OF CHANGING GLADYS CIRCUMSTANCES MADE HIM EVEN SADDER. HE GOT HOLD OF GLADYS’ HAND AND MADE A SILENT PRAYER- THAT GOD MAY PROVIDE ALL SHE COULD NEED FOR HER TREATMENT.
Puzzled onlookers had to reassure him that all was going to be fine with Gladys as he wept uncontrollably.”
The story went viral and Gladys Kamande who was blind and confined to a wheelchair for seven years and was forced to carry around an oxygen cylinder for all those years was finally taken to India for treatment (thanks to Kenyans who contributed towards her medical fund), Kamande is now back on her feet.
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Funds drive manager Ndugu Nyoro rallied behind Kamande’s medical fund’s drive which saw Kenyans raise Sh. 9.5 M and a portion of the money was spent on her treatment leaving a balance of Sh. 5 million in the account that has three signatories; Gladys Kamande, her landlord Mr Kibue and the fundraiser coordinator Mr Ndungu Nyoro.
But after she healed, Kamande has been at loggerheads with activist Ndungu Nyoro demanding her balance and last week while admitted at a local hospital, she shared a video sobbing claiming that Ndungu Nyoro wanted her dead and had refused to release her money which she wanted to use.
This has tarnished Nyoro’s name and yesterday, during an interview at a local vernacular radio station Kameme FM, he decided to hand over the funds.
“I will leave it to her to have full control of the money because the controversy has gone on for so long. We have agreed that when she is ready we will meet at the bank and transfer the money to her personal account.
Kenyans know I really tried to protect the money they had donated to this case but since some of them also criticised me demanding for accountability, I do not expect them to fault me for anything,” said Ndugu Nyoro during the interview.
Glady Kamande has left Kenyans with many more questions than answers. Was she faking her sickness so that she would milk millions from Kenyans? Why didn’t she leave the remaining money with Nyoro so that it would help someone else? Is there something fishy going on that Kamande doesn’t want Kenyans to know?
Ever since she ‘regained’ back her sight after years of blindness, Gladys has been rocking some designer clothes, bags, artificial hairs and even high heels leaving Kenyans tongues wagging.
Here are photos of Gladys Kamande Kenyans can’t stop talking about
Check out reactions from social media
Tiffany: Any designer in the house afanye calculations of this outfit, bag na irato? Na nywele pia? Akya Ngai.
Am seeing something between 18K-20K, rent yangu ya 7 months hii Nairobi. And she can slay with thathe sousands kwa muvalio mmoja!
Lilo: So Gladys all over sudden is from the ICU and now up and down in radio stations ? wow!!
Margaret: I have never believed this woman’s story … Sijui 7yrs total blind, sijui miscarriage, sijui reaction za dawa.
Hope: Yaani she can afford nike/addidas shoes yet the closest i have gotten to that shoe ni ile ya mchaina imeandikwa adadis. Ngai ario gitini ma gladys
Fred: Mr Nyoro,first things first was this woman sick?was she blind ad now she can she?if she was,God forgive me.for the doubt
Samuel: Wow! She got expensive shoes…sasa ako na nike shoe…before i saw another image with an addidas shoes…aki huyu alikuwa india shopping
Muchiri: Brother Ndungu Nyoro am of the idea you open a Foundation that will manage the money contributed. By so doing we will deal ruthlessly with these cartels that want to get rich through charity. They should know that this is charity to the needy not a merry go round. Hio pesa iko kwa account ipewe children homes. Wacha huyu Gladys atafute pesa ya plot hata sisi hatuna plot.
John: My brother Ndungu Nyoro take heart.It happened to me too..I appealed to my listeners to raise funds for a girl who was due to go for a heart surgery.Unfortunetly, she died before she flew out..We reasoned with the dad to at least donate half of the amount to another deserving case but instead alikuwa mukorino..alitoa kilemba akaanza pombe na akaoa bibi mwingine..but today he is desolate and very poor.
I know how you feel…I have previously been accused maliciously and falsely by bitter hearts but God will always emerge victorious..And this should not discourage you from helping the needy..God bless you brother
Amos: This issue is getting too far.. And I ha e requested the inspector General bwana Boi net and DCI boss to develop interest in tu is case for the interest of those I future who will need Kenyans support
Man Khillar: Umuulize kama blind person can walk perfectly on high heels..
Mwihaki: Ohhhh please someone rescue me from my anger Gladys Kamande did you just check out from ICU
Mburu: These are ambulance chasers who want to vomit on the shoes of well wishers…ati ‘her money”..that money is a like a public fund!!..tuko nyuma yako bwana Ndung’u Nyoro Community..usibanduke ng’o!
Kanyua: GLADYS KAMANDE hata wewe you are on this??? GOD WILL PURNISH YOU, INFACT GOD WILL KILL YOU YOU IDIOT! Ndungu akusaidie hadi hapa alafu unakuja kudanganya? Nway hizo pesa ni zetu sio zako, cc ndo tulichanga, soo kama kuna watu wakona right ya kuitisha hizo doo kwa nguvu ni sisi sio wewe! And btw huyo jounalist na kilawyer walichanga hata bob? now they have convinced you to lie so they can reap where they never sowed! Oya GOD IN HEAVEN WILL FIGHT FOR NDUNGU! As for the journalist and the lawyer, I dont have time for you! Let GOD DEAL WITH YOU BOTH! #IStandWithNdunguNyoro
Laban: Ndungu Nyoro you remember the fake doctor at Kenyatta hospital who claimed to be Gladys’ doctor, hapo ndipo shida ilianza tafuta huyo daktari he knows the whole truth.
Nyoro has put his fFacebookaccount on sale amid protests from his followers who urged him not to sell it so as to help more Kenyans but he is yet to change his decision.