Support pours in for golden boy taking care of siblings, sick mother

A number of well-wishers have come out to help the family of Brian Kiplagat, 12-year-old boy whose story was highlighted by that The Standard over the weekend.

Brian has been looking after his two siblings as his mother is admitted at Kapsowar Mission Hospital for five months now. He has been fetching firewood and left over charcoal to get money for food.

Being a Grade four pupil, Brian was forced to leave school and attend to his siblings, Collins who is 9 years old and Mitchell who is three years and his ailing mother.

His mother who was unable to raise money for a CT scan on her abdomen finally got help and has already undergone the procedure.

The family will be moved to a better house.

Brian Kiplagat, a grade four pupil, his six-year-old brother and four-year-old sister inside their makeshift kitchen at their rented house at Kapsowar,Elgeyo Marakwet County. [Christopher Kipsang, Standard]

There are plans to buy them a small piece of land and build them a house also.

Other well-wishers from Nairobi and Mombasa are supposed to visit the family from today.

Already the family has gotten food stuff including five bags of maize, beans, rice sugar and cooking oil among other things in plenty.

The kids have also been bought new clothes.