Police officer sacrifices salary to help Boniface Murage, a father who was arrested for smuggling baby out of KNH

A police officer helps Boniface Murage

Boniface Murage Wangechi in the dock at a Milimani court

A police officer had sacrificed his salary to help Boniface Murage to settle his hospital bill.

Officer Tamo Sanaiet, who wors for the Administration Police said that he was touched by Murage's plight and decide to help him.

He handed Murage Ksh56,000 and advised him to comply with the law as told by the court after his release. 

Murage was arrested for trying to leave Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) with a baby over a Ksh56,000 hospital bill but he has since been released.


On Tuesday morning, the court handed Murage a 3-month suspended sentence.

Senior Resident Magistrate Caroline Nzibe, however, warned Murage that he would be sent to jail if he engages in another offense during the three-month period.

This means he will be on State watch for the stated period and expected not to commit any other offense.

Murage was charged with attempting to commit a felony contrary to section 389 of the Penal Code.


Speaking to the media after his release, Murage thanked well-wishers for clearing the medical bill incurred by his wife who was admitted at KNH on January 22.

Vivian Murage was set to be released on February 11 but the pair are said to have been incapable to pay the bill.

Murage attempted to sneak the baby from the hospital on Saturday leading to his arrest.

Investigations later revealed that the baby was admitted to KNH and the father could not afford to pay the hospital bill accrued after admission.


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