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CATHOLIC Nun goes out of her way to provide a home for the hopeless and homeless

 Have you ever wondered where the people who are either abandoned by their loved ones in hospitals or are involved in road accidents and lose their memories due to the impact of the accidents go? Now, a Catholic nun has constructed home at Kaonyweni in Kithyoko Machakos County to care for the needy persons whose relatives have been untraceable especially after they are abandoned in hospitals. 

Sister Mary Musembi (right) receives gifts from St Vincent de Paul in Nairobi. Her Foundation takes care of persons living with mental deformation as a result of road accidents or ailments. Photo/BONIFACE MWANIKI

Sister Mary Musembi attended her formation studies in Spain as a Close Heart Nun and came back to the country after serving as a sister in Spain for seventeen years and started the Mercy Servants of the Poor Foundation where she takes care of the people who have been neglected by the society due to their birth deformities or over the injuries they suffered in road injuries.

According to Sister Musembi, she started the foundation by engaging in an outreach program where she attended the needy in their homes until she was assisted by well-wishers to buy land and put up a few structures to house the neediest cases. So far, her facility is housing about 20 persons with mental malfunctions whose relatives couldn’t be traced. The oldest is 95 years while the youngest is 3 years.


 70 per cent of the people housed in the facility are bedridden with most in need of immense care because they can’t even remember their names or take themselves to attend to the calls of nature.

Redempter Mutinda, a volunteer clinical officer in the facility who works at Matuu Level IV Hospital says that most of the people in the facility suffer from Cerebral palsy and multiple congenital malformations, while adults suffer from permanent head injuries due to accidents.

However, it was joy to Sister Musembi’s Foundation yesterday when a group belonging to the St. Vincent de Paul from St. Veronica parish Syokimau, Nairobi visited the facility and offered many donations ranging from mattresses, blankets, bedsheets, laundry materials and food.

Millicent Awuor, who is the chairperson of the St. Vincent De Paul equated Sister Musembi’s efforts to those of Mother Teresa due to her love for the needy in society.

Awuor called for all philanthropic people to come to the aid of the Nun in order to help her take care of the very needy cases being attended to by the facility.


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