- Rose Wanjiku did not have bus fare to travel to General Kassam Stadium in Gichugu to support her son
- She, therefore, opted to leave her house at 5.30am and walked for 10km to pray and cheer her son who was undergoing KDF recruitment
- However, the young man was not selected after the rigorous training
They say nothing is as strong as a mother's love and this saying could not be any truer as Rose Wanjiku defied all odds to appear at his son's Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment for moral support.
The Kirinyaga woman who is also visually impaired did not have bus fare to travel to General Kassam Stadium in Gichugu and she, therefore, left her house at 5.30am to make in time for her Washington Murimi's training.
Speaking to reporters, Wanjiku said she had to be at the stadium to pray and cheer his son because his dream was to join KDF since way back.
"When I arrived here (at the stadium) I just prayed to God because I want my son to join the KDF as this has been his dream and he will also help our family," she said.
The loving mother said her husband abandoned her in 2013 when she lost her eyesight due to a brain tumour and she makes detergent to keep her family afloat.
Unfortunately, her son was not picked by the KDF after the long and rigorous training.
KDF's recruitment drive which began on February 8 is set to end on February 19.
In a paid-up advert on local dailies in January 2021, the KDF announced positions for the general service officer (GSO) cadets, specialist officers, general duty recruits, tradesmen and women.
Successful candidates for the above shall be notified through the print media between February 18 and February 28.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that visually impaired students begged Nigerians for help as flood destroyed their food items, property.
The call for help was posted on Twitter by the official Twitter page of the school, which said there is nothing too small to be given as help.
The tweet read: "The students of Bethesda home for the Blind are begging for your donations. The rain that fell caused a big flood. It entered our school and spoilt our food items and properties but in everything, we thank God, because when there is life, there is hope. Nothing is too small. Thanks."
Victor Duru is a Legit.ng journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2