Sonko offers job to father who tried smuggling out baby from KNH

Boniface Murage who was charged with trying to smuggle his daughter out of Kenyatta National Hospital over sh.56,000 bill. He has been given a three months suspended sentence./COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has offered a job to 23 year old father who tried sneaking out newborn baby from Kenyatta national Hospital (KNH) over sh.56,000 hospital bill.

Boniface Murage Wangechi was arraigned at Milimani law courts before Nairobi magistrate Caroline Nzibe on Monday and charged with attempting to smuggle his daughter out of hospital using a carrier bag.

Murage pleaded guilty to the charges saying that he did not have money to settle the one month accrued hospital bill.

He was arrested on Saturday after hospital guards intercepted while leaving the hospital carrying something in a blue carrier bag, upon searching, the guards discovered he was carrying a baby.

The court gave him a suspended sentence of 3 months and setting him free with a condition that he does not commit an offense within that period of time.

Governor Sonko has offered him a job and directed him to report to his office.

“This is to notify you (Boniface Murage) that you have been offered a job at Nairobi’s Environment Department,” a letter from Sonko, who is New York attending the UN Conference, read in part.

The sh.56,000 bill was cleared on Monday night by a good samaritan.

The Nairobi Governor has also directed his team to pay ailing legendary footballer Joe Kadenge a visit in hospital and assist him with whatever is needed.