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Sonko rewards adopted son with Sh2m for being among top KCPE performers

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has awarded his adopted son, Gift Osinya, with a Sh2million educational account for attaining 399 marks in his KCPE exams.

Sonko who took up the role of educating Gift and his younger brother Satrin after their mother died in the Mombasa church March 2014 terror attack shared the news through his Facebook page on Thursday.

The two children were at the Joy in Jesus Church in Likoni when gunmen shot indiscriminately at worshipers killing four people among them their mother Veronica Osinya.

Over 15 worshipers were injured in the Sunday mid-morning attack.

“Since then, they’ve been living together with my kids and wife as members of my family. Upon discharge from hospital and nursing the bullet wound on his head, Baby Satrin was enrolled at Runda Mumwe Kindergarten in Runda while my wife took Gift Osinya to Bethlehem Academy, a private boarding school in Ruiru,” narrated Sonko on his Facebook.


The Sonko family embraced the two children fully often taking photos together during family vacations.

“Today, I can say I’m a very proud father, Gift Osinya has scored a mean grade of A. Total marks 399 as follows; A in English 77 mrks; A in Kiswahili 85 mrks; A in Mathematics 87 mrks; A in Social studies 77mrks and B in Science 73mrks,” wrote the senator.

Gift warmed the hearts of many when he was pictured courageously carrying his younger brother who had a bullet lodged in his head.

Having witnessed their mother shield the young Satrin to her death, Gift took over until his father arrived at the Likoni church from work.

The young one has in the past been recognized by Jubilee Insurance who awarded him the Jubilee Insurance Good Samaritan of the year award.