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Kenya: Man Cycles 270km to Help Rescue Centre in Isiolo Get Borehole

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Clifford Mugambi loves seeing children happy.

He has been going out of his way to put a smile on the faces of those who have been neglected, abused or orphaned, partnering with well-wishers to make them live comfortably.

And while he has been reaching out to friends for assistance in several cases, the wanting situation at a rescue centre near Isiolo International Airport junction perturbed him.

The New Dawn African Girl centre has been housing girls who are orphaned, abused and needy from Isiolo and neighbouring Meru County, offering counselling and supporting their education.

No regular water supply

When he visited the centre late last year, Mr Mugambi was sad that girls at the institution in the semi-arid region had no regular supply of water.

He resolved to organise a funds drive to raise money to sink a borehole for the centre that is barely six years old.

“I, immediately after returning to Nakuru where I work as a driver, thought of cycling and started training, which lasted until last month,” Mr Mugambi told the Nation.

He then publicised the event online under #RoadToWater and reached out to friends to join hands in the bike ride that would also create awareness on the need for all road users to respect cyclists.

Accompanied by his friend, Mr Bondia, he left Nakuru town at 5am on Sunday. He cycled 270 kilometres to Isiolo town, a journey that took him 12 hours, including a short break in Nanyuki town.