The man who ensured the Kenya’s founding father the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s children gets to school and home in time is now living in abject poverty.
Robert Mugo Mboi, a retired GSU constable who served from 1966 to 1997, who was a signed the duty of driving young Uhuru Kenyatta to school and his siblings now resides in Gatumbi Village in Gichugu constituency, where he lives in a wooden structure with a cement foundation.
Mboi, 78, had said that he wants a parcel of land and a car as a reward for serving the first family in State House.
He claims that the reward was a promise from Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s founding father, but that it was not fulfilled after Mzee’s death in 1978.
Mboi has expressed interest to meet Kenyatta to rekindling old memories and a reward that would help him provide a better life for his grandchildren.
According to Mboi, he has three grandchildren who are graduates but have no job.
“If it would be possible, we meet each other, it will be very good, (Kama ingewezekana tuonane hivi itakuwa vizuri zaidi),” he said during a local TV interview.
Mboi’s wife, who was also present during the interview, stated that land will alleviate their poverty.
“We want a shamba. We have a lot of problems due to lack of land. We havbe a small plot and he has many children,” said Annete Njeri.
According to Mboi, the last time he met Kenyatta was during the election campaign in 2017.
“We met a Kianyaga. He asked me ‘Have you met mum?’ I said ‘I can’t get there lest I be beaten. He told me to give him my number.’ The number was taken by his people and that got lost there,” he says.
He drove young Uhuru, his brother Muhoho, and sister Nyokabi from Gatundu to Nairobi’s St-Mary’s School in the mornings at 8 a.m. and returned them around 4 or 5 p.m.