Governor Natembeya promises to pay fees and hire dancing TikTok nurse
Trans Nzoia governor George Natembeya has pledged to offset tuition fees for the nurse who was captured in a viral TikTok video entertaining a sickly child in the hospital.
In a post on his social media, the governor will also make sure she gets an internship and job in order to serve as a paediatric nurse.
“I have pledged to offset her tuition fees for the remaining period of her studies, further ensure she gets an internship and finally be absorbed to serve as a paediatric nurse. Congratulations Elizabeth Robai your effort and dedication have paid off,” Natembeya posted on social media.
The 22-year-old Elizabeth Robai Lukelesia is a student at Kenya Medical Training institute (KMTC) Kitale.
Starting this week with such positive vibes! If you know her say hi to her, thank her for bringing such joy to this little child. May her doors in this career open wider and further. pic.twitter.com/2eJ66F5dcT
— Dr Rowena Njeri (@footsoldierRow) November 7, 2022
Natembeya’s move follows calls from netizens to reward the ‘dancing’ nurse by giving her a permanent and pensionable job.
Robai caught the attention of netizens after posting a video on TikTok, dancing and entertaining one of her patients – a child.
In a video clip that went viral on most social media platforms after it was shared by Dr Rowena Njeri, the nurse was seen cheering up a child while making flawless dance moves as she danced to the famed child ballad “Baby Shark”.
“Starting this week with such positive vibes! If you know her say hi to her, and thank her for bringing such joy to this little child. May her doors in this career open wider and further,” Dr Njeri captioned the clip.
When asked what motivated her to dance for the child, nurse Robai told The Standard, “The inspiration is very natural, not driven by anything. I have a program called Project Transformational Dance ministries [TDM] where I dance in the hospital. I love dancing for fun, especially to cheer up the patients. Mostly, I dance when administering drugs to my patients.”
During an interview with Standard on Tuesday, the nurse mentioned she has a scholarship for her nursing course from her former high school.
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