- Githeri man completed his nine-months rehabilitation program at Mama Care Rehabilitation Centre
- He was among 77 other rehabilitated alcoholics who graduated on Wednesday, December 5
- He shook hands with President Uhuru who had attended the gradation ceremony
- The president also issued them with certificates while advising them to settle down and marry
When Martin Kamotho, popularly known as Githeri Man, first hit headlines in August 2017, it was his simple act of minding his stomach while queuing to vote that made him meet President Uhuru Kenyatta.
But after the sudden rise to stardom, he started hitting headlines for all the wrong reasons including alcohol addiction which has made him meet the president for the second time.
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A screen grab of Githeri man who was among 77 rehabilitated alcoholics who received certificates from the president.
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Kamotho had the chance to shake hands with Uhuru again on Wednesday, December 5, in Kiambu county during the graduation ceremony of rehabilitated alcoholics.
He was among the 77 graduands who received certificates from the president after successfully completing a nine-month rehabilitation programme at Mama Care Rehabilitation Centre.
Uhuru later urged the recovering alcoholics to be ambassadors in the war against illicit alcohol while requesting them to hurry and settle down in marriage so they would start families.
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Kamotho had the chance to shake hands with Uhuru again in Kiambu county during the graduation ceremony. Photo: Gathoni Wa Muchomba.
The president also commended Kiambu Woman Representative, Gathoni Wa Muchomba, for initiating the program and encouraged other counties to adopt the same to help more youths.
"This is a good project that needs to be emulated countrywide. We have all witnessed where the monies given to women reps are going," Uhuru urged.
According to the woman rep, the rehabilitated men had been trained to be tailors, carpenters, and caterers to provide them with a source of income.
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The Kiambu Woman Rep claimed in June 2018, to have received instructions from State House to trace his whereabouts and admit him to a rehab.
"We are giving them items bought by the NGAAF kitty to help them start businesses which will help support their lives and families," Gathoni told the attendees.
During the ceremony, Kamotho urged youths to stay away from alcohol and drugs and obey their parents.
The Kiambu Woman Representative claimed in June 2018, to have received instructions from State House to trace his whereabouts and admit him to a rehab after he contacted State House.
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