Last year, the blogosphere and the mainstream media highlighted the story of Gladys Kamande,a lung patient whose tearful encounter with a street boy along Thika Road melted innumerable hearts on social media. Gladys who is terminally ill, depends on oxygen cylinders and generators to survive, a condition that required lung reconstructive surgery quoted at Ksh 7 million.
An online campaign that was heavily pushed by Kenyans on social media with the hashtag #IamWithGlady has managed to raise money for Gladys’s lung reconstructive surgery. Kenyans managed to contribute upto a total sum of 9.5 millions.
Well many assumed that everything surrounding Gladys’ treatment was going right up until a video emerged of her sobbing and accusing funds drive manager, Ndungu Nyoro of refusing to release her money.
After an coming out to clear his name, Ndungu Nyoro has since announced that he will release the remaining sum to be under Gladys’ own personal account.
“I will leave it to her to have full control of the money because the controversy has gone on for so long. We have agreed that when she is ready we will meet at the bank and transfer the money to her personal account. Kenyans know I really tried to protect the money they had donated to this case but since some of them also criticised me demanding for accountability, I do not expect them to fault me for anything,” said Ndungu Nyoro said during an interview on Kameme FM.