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Baby Stacy finally lands on a Good Samaritan

22 August 2012, 11:53 James Kabotia

A Czech Republic citizen and the President of One More Day for Children (OMDC) charity foundation Jiri Pergl was touched by the ordeal of  10-months-old Stacy Wanjiku, an infant who was left motherless after her mother was allegedly murdered by British Army soldiers in Nanyuki town 5 months ago, and found a sponsor for her.

Pergl toured Majengo area where the girl is under the care of her aunt Rose Wanyua, a sister to her late mother.

He gave the good news to the happy toddler that she had found a sponsor from Czech Republic named Katra Fojtikova who will cater for her education, food and accommodation.

“I have noted that this young baby is living under devastating shelter and her basic human needs are a great challenge to her care takers. My friend Fojtikova open-handedly resolved to provide for this charming baby girl’s necessities”, said Pergl.

He also noted that the girl’s aunt is jobless and that the uncle is a casual laborer at Nanyuki town.

The OMDC President donated more than 40kg food stuff and clothes to baby Stacy, saying that they had been donated by children from various schools in his country who had also been really moved by Stacy's situation.

Stacy is the youngest among the 110 children sponsored through OMDC foundation in Kenya.

Wanyua thanked the donor for the helping hand, adding that she could have undergone so much difficulty in raising her sister’s child as her husband is the sole bread winner in a family of five.

She further insisted that the local authorities should continue probing the death of her sister whose body was found having been badly mutilated inside a septic tank at Lions Court Hotel in Nanyuki.

Agnes Wanjiru’s murder has been in the spotlight in the local media ever since her disappearance on 1st April this year.

Wanjiru is alleged to have lastly been seen with two British Army soldiers and on 5th June at Lions Court Hotel, after which her body was retrieved inside a septic tank in the said hotel.

Recently, the Laikipia East Police distanced itself from the allegations that it had received a letter from the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko which had cited police laxity in probing the death of the 21-year-old woman.

The station’s CID boss Shadrack Juma told journalists last week that he has neither received any letter from the Keriako Tobiko nor received any witnesses willing to testify in the case.

Now, baby Stacy is innocently under the care of OMDC, not knowing what befell her late hardworking mum.

Over the years, Pergl has expressed his utmost concern on the welfare of children in Kenya especially in counties like Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo.

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