Uzalendo News Highlights CFK Africa Paramedic

Kibera Paramedic Honored For Saving An Election Violence Victim

By Uzalendo News

paramedic with CFK Africa, an international nonprofit with offices in Kenya was lauded by members of the community on social media for his work last week helping the victim of election-related violence in Kibera.

On the evening of Aug. 15, Paramedic Operator Nicholas Okumu helped evacuate a young man from the Kisumu Ndogo area who was stabbed in the chest, allegedly after election results were announced.

Though Okumu was able to get the man to a hospital, he did not survive.

“I would be lying if I said that I didn’t fear going to Kisumu Ndogo, as I had heard there were pockets of unrest in the area, but I told myself that the person who had been stabbed needed me, and I was the only person who could help him,” said Okumu. “This is what always gives me the courage to respond no matter the situation.”

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