Remember the street couple with a beautiful love story?
Sammy Githae alias Blackie and his wife Virginia Njeri are back on the streets after they could not raise funds to sustain their lives off the streets.
The couple caught the public eye last year on Valentine’s Day after a photographer, Muchiri of Muchiri Frames gave them a make over and a photo shoot to remember.
With the publicity came a lot of promises which needless to say, are yet to be fulfilled.
Bonfire Adventures for example had the couple travel to Diani on an all expense paid 3 day trip.The travel agency had also promised the couple five months rent, something Blackie says never happened.
Their rent, he said was paid until June 2018 when they were thrown out and pushed back into the streets.
“What Next :After holiday we are also paying for them 5 months house rent including their friend to kick start their life off the streets,” Bonfire said in a social media post.
Speaking to KTN, the street boy noted that they had been promised money among other gifts but are yet to receive them. He further accused, the photographer, Muchiri of using them to enrich himself.
Now living behind Galitos along Moi Avenue, Blackie says that their love is stronger than ever but they hope to find a well-wisher with a lasting solution.
Other street urchins said that should Blackie made it out of the streets, then he would have rescued a few others.
Muchiri has however rubbished claims made by Blackie noting that efforts to help the couple proved futile as they shot down job offers countless times.
Speaking to SDE, the photographer maintained that he did not touch a coin belonging to the two. On the contrary, he help set up two homes for them.
He also said that within the few months that he was in touch with the couple, he received complaints from various people with a man accusing Virginia of being pregnant with his child.
“Within two months I spent over 200,000 of my own money on them. At some point, I received a call from someone claiming that Virginia is pregnant with his child,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of Bonfire Adventures, Managing Director Sarah Kabu said: “We paid six months’ rent and gave them cash to start a business. I don’t know what else they want, we can’t feed them forever.”