Residents of Matunda in Kiminini Constituency have challenged leaders to come to the rescue of Robert Omaria (pictured above) to get him out of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret after being involved in a serious road accident during a campaign rally for the Trans Nzoia County’s aspiring women rep Susan Nakhumicha.
Speaking to the press at Kiminini, locals, led by Peter Wanjala and James Omaria, said Robert was a diehard for Trans Nzoia gubernatorial candidate Dr. Chris Wamalwa and ] women’s representative candidate Susan Nakhumicha, both from the Ford Kenya party, since 2017.
Robert, also known as Rasta Roba, a shoe shiner at Matunda stage in Kiminini, was involved in a road accident on the evening of June 2, 2022, at Matunda while escorting Susan Nakhumicha on the campaign rally to Sikhendu.
The motorcycle accident left Robert with a head crack in the brain. He was rushed to Matunda Sub-County Hospital for first aid before he was referred to Kitale County Referral Hospital where he was treated and rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret for a head surgery to remove particles that had stuck in the brain to save his life.
“It is our desire to call for well-wishers to stand with Rasta Roba at this difficult moment. We have been contributing to saving his life for ourselves and we didn’t believe that he would survive, but who is God? He has done it, and Robert is improving.
Those whom Robert has been campaigning for have gone silent on the matter, which is very painful,” said Barasa Wanchofu, a resident of Kiminini.
Robert, who is almost discharged, needs around KShs 200,000 to clear the hospital bill after the head surgery went successfully.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.