Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has come to the rescue of another mentally ill Boxer Suleiman Bilali who is residing in Muthurwa.
Bilali a Kenyan light flyweight boxer has been suffering from mental illness for quite some time after getting a head injury, a condition that has subjected him to abject poverty and alcohol addiction.
Bilali’s rescue operation was led Antony Ombok alias Jamal who is an aspiring Boxing Association of Kenya President under the instructions of Governor Sonko.
Jamal was accompanied by Nairobi County Liquor Board Chairman Kennedy Odhiambo to Bilali’s house in Muthurwa.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio News Jamal stated that they are after rescuing Bilali to restore his boxing glory.
“Bilali’s biggest problem is alcohol. We hope that after he comes from rehab, he will be a coach or a boxing referee,” said Jamal.
Apart from taking Jamal to rehab Ombok is set to get Bilali a furnished house in a bid to upgrade his living standards.
The team took Bilali Eden House rehabilitation in Parklands.
In a previous interview with Ghetto Radio News, Bilali who is also a former GSU officer stated that he was later run over by a matatu, an incident that saw his employer dismiss him from service.
“The memory loss made me unable to discharge my duties effectively so the boss gave me thirty days off to seek medication,” Bilali once told Ghetto Radio.
The dismissal subjected to life in abject poverty and surviving on handouts.
Bilali’s rescue comes just days after Governor Mike Sonko through the Nairobi Sports Committee airlifted ailing boxing champion Conjestina Achieng to Nairobi for treatment.
Just like Conjestina, Bilali has represented Kenya in numerous international competitions.
In 2000. Bilali fought at the Summer Olympics, where he was edged out by Spain’s eventual runner-up Rafael Lozano 10:11 in the quarterfinal.