Zack comes home after Sh73 million is raised
THE 'Bring Zack Back Home' campaign has so far raised Sh73 million for the construction the first ever spinal injury rehabilitation centre in the country. The Chairman of the Kenya Paraplegic Organisation, Mwaura Ngaari, made the announcement on Friday after rescuing Zachary Kimotho from crossing over to Tanzania on his way to South Africa.
The amount was raised by public and corporate organisations in the first phase of a 60-day campaign which ran from June 9 to August 1. Ngaari said the ground-breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation centre is slated for September on a 12-acre plot in Kiserian. The KPO Board of Trustee chairman, Peter Arina who was also among other members to rescue Kimotho from the strenuous wheel chair trip said, "
Zack is the personality that we used to embody the trauma of spinal cord injury in Kenya. This campaign has managed to create awareness both locally and internationally." Once completed the centre is expected to provide affordable healthcare for spinal cord patients. Presently, the nearest rehab centre is in South Africa.