David Major, a former Tusker Project Fame contestant, has been rescued from the streets of Nairobi’s Roysambu estate after being found homeless. Alvan Gatitu, another TPF star, announced that he had teamed up with well-wishers to help David back on his feet after his story was highlighted in the media. David was also reunited with his sister, who had been searching for him since 2015.
According to Alvan, David had fallen into drug addiction which had contributed to his downward spiral. He recommended that David receive rehab and counselling, adding that the plan was to help him recover and build something for him to fall back on once he is out of the woods.
David is the son of the late Dr Margaret Ogola, an award-winning author, medical doctor, and human rights advocate who passed away from cancer in 2011. His story is just one example of how social media can be used as a force for good to change people’s lives.
In a similar case, Alvan was locked out by his landlord and forced to sleep in the cold. Kenyans supported him by sending money to his M-Pesa and bank accounts. In return, Alvan bought the watchman who had offered him a place to sleep a motorbike to run a boda boda business.