•"Kwa leo not because of PR and show off but because I know how painful it is to lose a parent while you are still young."- Mike Sonko
Ex-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has offset debts left behind by a Changamwe police officer who committed suicide.
Although the motive of the suicide is not clear, a suicide note left behind proves he might have been deep in debt.
Sonko now says the only way he can help the family is by offsetting the debts.
"Kwa leo not because of PR and show off but because I know how painful it is to lose a parent while you are still young.
I have decided to clear the 17k deni ya Mpesa shop and 50k deni on behalf of the family of this late officer vide the following Mpesa transaction numbers PLA2VVHVOS KSH.17,000.00 sent to JERUTO NJOMO and PLA7VVHPRV KSH.50,000.00 sent to PHILIPINA PUTU.
I shall also be willing to give a coffin and hearse to transport the body of the late officer to its final resting place if the family and Changamwe.
Ocs accept my offer so that all the funeral funds that will be raised through WhatsApp groups and other forums go directly to help the family in other important issues like paying for school fees etc.
Meanwhile, let the officer rest in peace."
Sonko has also advised police officers going through challenges to always look for someone they can talk to instead of committing suicide.
"This is a very bad example to the public and it should not happen again in future.
I urge all police officers facing various challenges to be addressing them with their bosses.
If they don't get quick solutions they should try to reach out to us as their local leaders we try if we can get solutions to their problems before deciding to take away their lives leaving their families to suffer and languish in poverty."