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Patrick Hinga: Ex street boy rescued by classmate dead

 Patrick Hinga and his rescuer Wanja Mwaura.

A former street boy who hit news headlines after being rescued from the streets by a former schoolmate in 2017 is dead.

News of Patrick Hinga’s demise was broken on Sunday evening by his rescuer, Wanja Mwaura.

“With deep sorrow I want to inform you that Hinga has rested.

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“He passed on this morning. I don't have the strength to say much right now. R.I.P my friend,” Wanja, AKA Faith Nganga posted on social media.

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Wanja, a nurse, grabbed media attention for her selflessness in 2017 after appealing for help to get Hinga off drugs.

 Hinga with Wanja after his rescue.

After a chance meeting on her way to the market in Lower Kabete, Wanja would become the saving hope to Hinga, a childhood friend she met back in primary school in 1992.

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With the consent of Hinga, Wanja took to Facebook to ask friends and family to support her course of saving Hinga through a Paybill account.

Hinga’s cause of death is yet to be revealed.

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