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Hero who helped animals in Tsavo needs a kidney transplant

Patrick Mwalua delivering water to buffalos at Tsavo National Park on October 19, 2016. PHOTO | AFP
Patrick Mwalua delivering water to buffalos at Tsavo National Park on October 19, 2016. PHOTO | AFP

A man who won praise for delivering thousands of litres of water to animals at Tsavo National Park after their water holes dried up due to drought is now in need of a kidney transplant.

Patrick Mwalua took o his Facebook page to announce that he is in desperate need of a kidney transplant.

Mr Mwalua took to hi Facebook page and appealed for help saying that he had been seeking a kidney transplant for several years now.

PHOTO | AFP
PHOTO | AFP

“I’m planning a trip to India in the next several weeks to meet the doctors and make plans for a transplant by New Year,” posted Mwalua.

He added that he will be grateful for anyone who is available to donate money for the transplant.

Mwalua says that he is looking for friends who can offer him advice on how to make appointments in hospitals, the best place to book for accommodation and help with transportation while in India.

PHOTO | AFP
PHOTO | AFP

In early 2017, Mwalua used to a hire a water bowser from Voi town  and drive 70 km in the wilderness looking for the animals and fill their watering holes.

The pea farmer grew up in a village close to the Tsavo and developed a passion for wildlife conservation from a young age.

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HILARY KIMUYU

HILARY KIMUYU

Hilary has been a journalist with the Nairobi News since 2015 reporting on crime, entertainment, tech and any other issues that are of interest.



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