Bungoma’s James Bond strikes KES 300,000 business deal
27 July 2016, 14:58
Bungoma - Sale Wanjala, the 41-year-old Bungoma man who hung on a helicopter that had ferried the body of the slain city tycoon Jacob Juma at Bungoma’s Posta ground has struck a KES 300,000 business deal.
Wanjala, who flew for the first time on a fully paid plane to Nairobi and back to Kisumu airport on Monday courtesy of a Nairobi based businessman Joseph Waswa, said that his life will change forever after the deal was sealed.
Wanjala, popularly known as ‘James Bond’, struck the deal with Mr. Waswa at a popular Nairobi hotel, Dennis Pritt Lounge in Lavington Estate.
Waswa said that Wanjala is a poor man who needs assistance and through his organization, Joseph Lendrix Foundation, he will fund any business of his choice.
Waswa is the man who also bailed out Wanjala by paying his KES 30,000 cash bail asked by court when he was arraigned on charges of endangering his life and that of the helicopter pilot.
“I have agreed to help him; he should not be castigated by the society but we need to hold his hand so that he can change his life because he is a family man who needs to cater for it. I will fulfill his dream by funding his business to a tune of KES 300,000,” Waswa said.
He called on Wanjala to write a business proposal so that he can be able to fund it on or before August 20.
Wanjala and his mother are casual labourers at Mashambani Estate in Bungoma town and live from hand to mouth.
“I had not thought that one day my life will change for good in a better way, I thank Waswa for changing my life, he has made it a dream come true, apart from the other incident am feeling honoured, I will be able to feed and educate my children” he said.
Bond shocked the world in May 2016 after he hung on the chopper that had ferried the remains of the assassinated businessman Jacob Juma for public viewing at Posta Ground.
SONU student leader Babu Owino and Businessman Caleb Hamisi were among those who welcomed Wanjala to a city hotel.
Wanjala had asked Waswa to help him financially so he can start any business after the incident which left him sickly.
“Am very happy to be in Nairobi but this is not enough. Expectations are very high among my friends and relatives; apart from this important gesture I have a family which I need to feed and school fees to pay,” he said.
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