Seven months after the burial of his dear wife, the life of Mr. Radford Lutukai has not been a walk in the park.
With his national Identity Card withheld by the Lugulu Mission Hospital for failing to settle accrued medical bill running into hundreds of thousands, Mr. Lutukai could not therefore access bank loans nor transact government businesses and other applications.
Buried in April, 2021, the late Mama Esther Nelima of Kayaya Village, Malaha Sub-Location in Webuye West Constituency in Bungoma County, did not only leave the family in sombre mood but also plunged the kins into frustrating poverty and debts.
However, it was not until the afternoon of November 12, 2021 that a well wisher came to their rescue.
Mr Steven Simiyu of Steve Kaiser Foundation turned up and cleared the remaining medical bill at Lugulu Mission Hospital for the late.
The hospital management had withheld the ID card of the deceased husband to act as security till they clear the remaining balance.
The grieved family had reached out to the businessman and philliantropist for support and their prayers were answered.
The Matulo Ward MCA aspirant led a team from his Foundation to settle the family’s pending bills, a gesture that threw the widower into deep emotions.
Mr Lutukai thanked Mr Simiyu for his generosity towards his family by offsetting the bill they were unable to do as, family, friends and relatives.
“We have suffered a lot since my wife’s demise. We had no hope nor future but thankfully, Mr Sonko has done what we were unable to and this means a lot,” said Mr. Lutukai, during the exercise.
Later on the Foundation went ahead and paid school fees for five students who were sent home due to their huge balances in schools where they are learning from.
Mr Simiyu, popularly known as Steve Sonko, has been using his Steve Sonko Foundation to better the lives of the locals and many others across the Bungoma County.
Additionally, he has paid driving school fees for over 50 learners at different colleges.
The Siilk Lounge owner hopes to change more lifestyles if elected as the Member of County Assembly for Matulo Ward.
“I was born from a humble background and I know how tough it is to suffer. All I want is to change these lives with whatever little I have,” says Steve Sonko.