Kevin ‘Kelly’ Kasuza helps out an injured street boy on Moi Avenue. PHOTOS | COURTESYKevin ‘Kelly’ Kasuza helps out an injured street boy on Moi Avenue. PHOTOS | COURTESY
By EVELYNE MUSAMBI

Photos of a man kneeling to help a collapsed street boy while calling for help has melted hearts online.

In the photo, the man holds a handkerchief over the boy’s head as people watch on.

The photos have been shared over 300 times with users appreciating the man for his kindness.

Kenya Red Cross Society on Monday shared the viral photos captioning that the man pictured was Kevin ‘Kelly’ Kasuza, an Emergency Medical Services staff.

Kevin, who spoke to Nairobi News on Monday, said he was crossing Moi Avenue while coming from the side of the August 7th memorial park when he saw the boy fall.

“I rushed to the pavement and found that he had sustained a cut on his forehead after falling down and hitting a rock,” recalled Kevin.

AMBULANCE CREW

The 27 year-old immediately called the ambulance crew that got to the scene in minutes and took over.

“The crew took the boy to Kenyatta National Hospital where I can confirm that he was treated and discharged as per my follow up this morning,” he said.

PHOTO | COURTESY

PHOTO | COURTESY

According to Kevin, the boy looked hungry and dehydrated which he suspects could have led to him collapsing.

Kevin says this is not an isolated case as he often alights from matatus whenever he comes across a road accident while travelling.

“I have on several occasions asked the driver to pull over so that I can attend to victims and I only leave the scene after I ensure they are in safe hands even if it means having to catch another bus home,” Kevin told Nairobi News.

His four-years working at the Kenya Red Cross have made him be ready to act when needed.

UNTRAINED

“I was in a grisly road accident back in 2008 at Migori and it was my experience then that prompted me to make this my career. We were handed by untrained passersby who could not know how well to ensure our safety. I had sustained serious injuries and broke by limb and it was after recovering that I decided to become a medic and help people.

“I am working on a project that will equip boda boda operators and even common wananchi with the basics to ensure they can save lives in such cases as they wait for our services. These are usually first on the scene and it is important that they know the basics so as not to make injuries worse as they wait for professionals,” said Kevin.

He advises that every Kenyan memorizes the society’s emergency numbers, 0700395395, 0738395395, so that they can call for help as soon as accidents happen.