Family seeks justice as hospital threatens to auction their home over Ksh13 million bill
Saturday, May 15th, 2021 22:43 | 2 mins read
A family in Kitale is pleading for help after their kin was involved in a hit and run incident along Mombasa Road in Nairobi.
The family of the 25-year-old Kevin Wafula Lubano say they are yet to receive justice since then.
The incident, which happened in November last years, has left the family with a huge hospital bill that is unable to pay.
The victim's father Stephen Simiyu says Nairobi Hospital, where Lubano was admitted, is threatening to auction their home to recover the bill.
‘’ We entered into an agreement to have Kevin discharged due to the bill that had shot up to Ksh13 million. I'm asking the government to help offsetting the Ksh13 million hospital bill’’, said the father.
Kevin was riding on a motorcycle to work on Mombasa road in Nairobi when a speeding truck hit him from behind. The driver escaped from the scene after realizing he was unconscious.
Speaking to the People Daily at his Sirende Home in Trans Nzoia County on Saturday, Simiyu says they will not find rest unless the man responsible is brought to book.
“ As you can see Kevin cannot help himself in this situation. His children are below 15 years and they have no one else to take care of them since in their innocence they still think their dad will be there to provide for them. I’m just disappointed that that time got taken away from them by the accident.”, he said.
Wafula's Mother Pamela Asasha, 45 is worried that her son may not work the remaining days of his life.
She asked the interior CS Fred Matiang'i to intervene and grant them justice.
Kevin was admitted to Nairobi Hospital for weeks where a successful operation was done by 8 doctors who inserted K nails and plates in the stomach, hands, legs and head to make him be able to walk.
He says the cost of treatment including the operation shot up to Sh. 13 million .
The Hospital administration allowed him to go home after being given enough drugs to last for some time as the family looked for money to clear the hospital bill.