A Kenya Defence Force (KDF) solder who miraculously survived an ‘un-escapeable’ landmine in Somalia two years ago today held a lunch session with street children in Bungoma town.
The soft-spoken solder who prefers to hide his official name was remembering the day his team was ambushed by the alshabaab militants in Somalia two years ago.
The incident left the former goal keeper amputated on both his feet above the knees after a testimonial survival.
Edduh, as commonly known by the locals, survived the attack which happened exactly two years ago today.
He has since embarked on a series of charity activities inspiring people living with disabilities, the young people and fellow men-in-uniform to embrace a positive living.
Speaking in Bungoma town during the lunch with the street children, Edduh encouraged the youths to always believe in themselves and take advantage of any opportunity that arises.
“When you look at me, it should be enough to inspire you that you can become anything if you utilise any opportunity that comes your way,” Edduh told the little ones amid cheers from the excited beneficiaries.
The army officer was later awarded the Silver Star title by President Uhuru Kenyatta for his exemplary dedication to defend the country.
Kenya has been at war with the al shabaab militants since 2011.