Monday 29th May 2017 was a day like any other for Innocent Nyauma 22, a third year student at the Technical University of Mombasa. Little did Nyauma, a.k.a Prince Inno known among fellow students know that what lay ahead of him would confine him in and out of the two hospitals intensive care units for more than ten days.
Innocent, who is pursuing a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, was knocked down by a vehicle at the busy Buxton junction where he suffered severe head injuries and broken limbs.
He was hit by a Mitsubishi Prado whose owner a British Somali is out on bond while the vehicle is still being held by the police at the Makupa police station.
The young man was rushed to the Coast Provincial General Hospital by good samaritans after which his father was informed by University administration who learnt of the accident from bodaboda operators at the Buxton stage.
“They identified my son from documents that were collected from him and informed the University,” his father Mr. David Nyauma a secondary school teacher in Nandi County said.
Mr. Nyauma said that he travelled from Nandi County on the 30th of May 2017 and had his son taken to the Mombasa hospital where he has been in and out of ICU.
“He first spent five days in the ICU then he was out for four days,” he narrated adding that Friday morning Innocent was taken back to the ICU after developing complications.
He observed that the accident has turned the life of his family upside down.
“Together with Innocent’s mother, I travelled from Nandi on the 30th May 2017 and I have had to put up with relatives for the last two weeks,” he said noting that he left his other three children under the care of neighbors.
The distraught father is now not only worried about the life of his son but also the skyrocketing hospital bill.
“The bill comprising of hospital and doctor’s fee has now hit Kshs 2.5 million and I would like to appeal to well-wishers to help me pay the bill,” he said.
Anybody interested in helping can send the money to
Innocent Nyauma Medical Fund
Paybill Number 674473
or contact him through David Nyauma 0720143672