Ruto,who almost shed tears when he was being handed over the innocent child, named her Cherono.
“The story of Nadia who was found buried her body partly decomposing & abandoned as a new born, and has been under the care of Sisters at Madre Ippolata Children’s Home touched my heart. I’ve named her Cherono after my mother and made her part of my family”, reads Ruto’s Facebook Post
He is among the few Kenyan leaders who have adopted kids from either children’s homes or from relatives who were unable to support them. Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko adopted baby Osinya in 2014 when her mother was brutally killed by terrorists in Mombasa. Singer Kevin bahati also adopted a kid in 2015 and he’s taking care of him. Kiss FM’s Caroline Mutoko too adopted a kid in 2012.