Woman gets her rehabilitated ‘chokoraa’ friend a house and a shop


Woman gets her rehabilitated 'chokoraa' friend a house and a shop
Wanja and Hinga

Wanja Mwaura, the woman who moved the nation with her selfless act of helping a childhood friend who had fallen on hard times is still fetching from her deep charitable heart.

Wanja, a nurse by profession, has opened a shop for Hinga, her childhood friend who had turned into a chokoraa (street urchin) and wallowing in drug addiction.

Hinga is now a proud owner of a shop named after him “Hinga’s store” and even rented him a house.

Wanja took to Facebook to announce the news of a rehabilitated Hinga who is expected to be released from rehab on January 28.

But this time, he is not a chokoraa with a bleak future.

Wanja made news when she ran into Hinga in 2017 on the streets and instantly noticed the dirty, scruffily dressed man in stained, worn out clothes, holding car scraps and garbage was her childhood friend.

She took him Chiromo Lane Medical Centre for detoxification before admitting him to a rehabilitation center and has documented his recovery on her Facebook page.

She had asked for well-wishers to chip in and help her get her friend back on the road to recovery.

Wanja has attributed the positive outcome of her fight and determination to save her friend from drugs and the streets to the people who contributed money.

“Thank you to each one of you for your continued support and contributions. This was made possible by each one of us,” Wanja said.

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