Polish tourist opens sh.7.4m orphanage in Kilifi

Kibarani Ward MCA John Mwamutsi addresses residents of Mdzongoloni in Kilifi after officially opening an orphanage built by a Polish tourist on November 7 as the tourist Irenevsz Markowski alias Erick looks on./COURTESY

A Polish tourist has built a sh.7.4 million orphanage at Mdzongoloni in Kilifi County.

Irenevsz Markowski alias Erick 48, a gas engineer, says the orphanage will house 12 children and cater to their education, from primary school to university.

Construction of the facility began in March this year and is now ready to begin operations.

The facility has; three large dormitories with a study area, matron, and a cook’s house with two beds, a modern kitchen, dining hall, and a borehole that offers free water to the community.

Irenevsz Markowski alias Erick 48 shows the new orphanage which will house 12 orphans including eight girls and four boys at Mdzongoloni in Kilifi on November 7./COURTESY

Erick will also set up a chicken project and a small garden farm which will be used for irrigating plants

”The projects are in memory of my father who died last year,” he said.

John Mwamutsi the area MCA said he was happy to have got the project to support orphans and urged residents to support him so as to enable the children to get an education.

”In short, he will adopt 12 children and facilitate their education from primary to University, as a  leader of this area I really appreciate and we shall offer the necessary help to make sure the project succeeds,” he said.

Recruitment of vulnerable orphans aged 7-10 years will be done in December through the help of local leaders.