When she was uploading a Tik Tok video, entertaining her young patients, 22-year old Elizabeth Lukresia Robai did not anticipate that it would go viral. In fact when the video was first uploaded, it received very little attention, unlike the previous ones she shared with her 85,000 followers on TikTok.
Robai, a student at Kenya Medical Training College Kitale, simply loves dancing for fun, especially to cheer up the patients.
“The inspiration is very natural, not driven by anything. I have a program called Project Transformational Dance Ministries where I dance in the hospital when administering drugs to my patients,” she says.
Robai, an orphan, was raised by a single mother, who died a year before she sat for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Since then, Kinyago Secondary School has supported her education through a scholarship programme. She has never met her father.
Having grown up through hardship, Robai derives joy from being part of people’s everyday lives.
“I wanted to be a medical practitioner because I love taking care of the sick. I have never thought of any other career,” she said.
Following her kind gesture, the student nurse met Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya who has offered to clear her tuition fees and a promise of employment upon completion of studies.
Meanwhile, Simon Kanu of Bonfire Adventures is giving the nurse an all expenses 3-days paid trip to Mombasa.
“Looking for this Nurse for her to get a 3 days Mombasa package courtesy of Bonfire Adventures. We should respect our medical practitioners; nurses, Clinical officers, Doctors, pharmacists, phycologists, nutritionists and many others. Your job is a calling. You are just the best. Hats off to you,” Kabu wrote on social media.
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