A woman who named her son after President Uhuru Kenyatta surfaced in a viral video on Monday, June 29, as she revealed details of the difficult times she was facing with young Uhuru during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Born in Laikipia in 2017, the mother chose to name her son Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta due to her view of the President’s development record, and, in particular, his initiative to introduce free maternity care in public hospitals.
The woman contrasted the times, appealing to President Kenyatta to intervene as she revealed how the Covid-19 pandemic had taken a toll on her and deprived her of an income.
She noted that many odd jobs that she did prior to the pandemic disappeared making it difficult to provide for young Uhuru.
“Right now, Uhuru’s life is not very good. Because sometimes he doesn’t get the things he needs like milk, food, it has become a problem.
“It’s like survival by luck. Sometimes we sleep hungry, or if I manage to get something small I give it to Uhuru and go hungry,” she revealed.