Sonko’s Slain Bodyguard Laid to Rest As Sonko Vows to Support Bereaved Family (PHOTOS)

March 10, 2016

Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s bodyguard, the late Bakari Tsuma was laid to rest in his home in Matunga, Kwale County.
Constable Bakari Joto Tsuma met his death in Mwiki on Saturday night. Tsuma was returning to his residence moments after dropping off his boss in Gigiri estate when he was attacked.
During his send off in Kwale, Sonko eulogised him as “a dedicated officer and one of my most trusted bodyguard who performed his duties diligently.” He had worked for Sonko for 6 years.
Sonko also took it upon himself to support the family Bakari left behind.
“Since he was his family’s sole bread winner, I decided to give him a good send off and show him my last respect by catering for all the funeral costs including clearing all the bills at Nairobi Hospital (where he was at the ICU) amounting to Sh1.3m, I paid
school fees up to class 8 and form 4 for all his dependants he left behind i.e his form 3 sister Mwanajuma joto at Waa girls secondary; his daughter Fatuma Joto a Class 7 pupil at St. Joseph
Boarding School, Chuka and his son at Kasarani Academy. I also pledged to pay for their fees at the next level of education once they are through with primary and secondary education
I also undertook to surrender to his family a title deed of a half acre plot I bought for each of my staff at Mlolongo in Syokimau once the subdivision process is completed. After the mourning period is over i will donate capital to both his widows so that they start doing income generating businesses,” He said.
Sonko concluded by saying, “Rest in peace Bakari I shall forever miss your services dearly. I promise to take good care of your children, i will treat them as my own children, they will not suffer when im there. The devil is defeated in the name of Jesus.”
Here are photos from the send off

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