Nairobi-based lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has pledged to give 1 million shillings to a man who works as a security guard for him to venture into self-employment.
Ahmednasir announced the move through Twitter on Thursday after he met the security guard on the street and gave him a lift. In a series of tweets, Ahmednasir said the story of the father of two touched him after he disclosed that he walks 15 kilometers to work and earns Sh12,000 monthly.
“Gave a lift to this hardworking Kenyan...he works as a security officer in Lavington and stays near Lenana school...he walks 15 kilometers a day...to work and from work...”
“He told me many things like his affection for Malcolm X.. the havoc the Sexual Offences Act has caused in the slums. "Justice Njoki made very bad law," he said...and then his family. He has two kids and he is very proud that "I buy every book the school asks my kids to get" he said.
Ahmednasir, a Senior Counsel, indicated that he gave the man his mobile phone number and asked him to visit him on February 15th, when he intends to surprise him with Sh1 million.
“He earns Kshs 12K a month...I shed tears when he told me about his 2 kids. When he alighted I gave him some money and he said: "my kids will have SOUP tonight"...I also gave him my phone number.
“He is coming to see me on 15th February with his wife...and there and then I decided to pleasantly surprise him and his wife when they come to see me on 15th...from my clients, friends and myself I will give him and his wife Kshs 1 million to start some small Biashara.”
“I know we have millions like him but who said Allah can't help his servant through another one?” wrote Ahmednasir.