The ‘Ficha Uchi’ founder is alive and well

Having a relative gone and missing is something we all hope never to happen to us or those we love. The growth of social media has helped to easen the rising cases of  missing Kenyans. Some by mere luck or favour, have safely gone back home. One Billian Ojiwa was said to be missing over the past few days. ent missing on Sunday afternoon. He walked out of a family house in Adams Arcade and left his car keys and phone. He hadn’t been seen or heard from since Sunday.

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Billian Ojiwa, Kanu Youth Congress chairman and Mathare community mobiliser, has been found alive. Mr Joseph Towett, the Kanu national executive director had earlier said: “The information we have is that Billian is in touch with the family members and the same has been reported to the police and therefore we’d give police time to find out the circumstances that came out of that social media circulation.” Kenyans as always went of their way to share of anyone who could have any leads.

His wife Nerima Wako, in a Facebook post on Tuesday, said Mr Ojiwa had been found safe. Mrs Ojiwa, the CEO of Siasa Place and a columnist with The East African, shared the good news on her Facebook page. “We found Billian thank you so much,” she wrote.Mr Ojiwa is said to have told his friends that he went to the Retreat Centre in Karen to “cool off”.

The politician, who unsuccessfully ran for the Mathare parliamentary seat in 2013, is best known for the Ficha Uchi Initiative, a programme he founded that gives school uniforms to needy children.

Earlier, his wife said that she was with him at her parent’s house on Sunday when he stepped out at around noon.

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