February the fourteenth of last year will always remain to be the most memorable moth for the chokora couple that trended online after a photographer treated them to a photo shoot to celebrate valentines.
Things do not seem to be going well for this power couple as they are back on the streets after a lovely treat from well wishers.
After their photos went viral, Bonfire Adventures decided to treat the couple to Mombasa and they were taken to Diani to spend time together.
The couple was promised good jobs starting with a car wash and even payment of rent and today Sammy Githae aka Blackie and his wife Virginia Njeri are back to the streets again.
In an interview with KTN, Sammy accused the photographer and Bonfire of using them. He narrated how he had been promised five months rent and a car wash business to be opened for them. He said:
He only paid our four months rent. After the four months elapsed, things became tough for us. We couldn’t secure a job to pay rent.
Their street families friends had thought that maybe when things get better for the two, they would come back and at least help them in a way but now, they are back to where they were picked up.
When I look at the photos, I remember that journey and I fall into depression. The situation becomes worse when my colleagues laugh at me saying even if you go LEAVE AND FLY ANYWHere, you will always come back here.
The news that has gone viral has made Managing Director, Bonfire Adventures Sarah Kabu to step up and talk about the issue and she blames KTN journalists for not taking their time in asking both parties whatever had transpired.
Sarah took to social media to express her frustrations saying:
I don’t like lies by KTN JOURNALIST the street couple went for the holiday NA photos ziko online… we paid 6months rent and gave them cash to start a biz. I don’t know what else they want we cant feed them forever! They were also given a job at Kericho and they turned down the offer.
Githeri man was ever drunk and his voucher is still open. From now henceforth let me not see anyone tagging me in a post to give a holiday to anyone being celebrated online… everyone knows we keep our word. all photos online.
Check out the video:
Someone tell KTN journalists to verify stories before posting on air… we have enough facts on how we helped the street couple for 6 months… #thekabus very upset with some lies there but as they say #tendawemanendazako
We now understand why The Late Lucy Kibaki would storm into your offices..
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Someone tell KTN journalists to verify stories before posting on air… we have enough facts on how we helped the street couple for 6 months… #thekabus very upset with some lies there but as they say #tendawemanendazako We now understand why The Late Lucy Kibaki would storm into your offices..