Eliud Ibirthi holds a photo of his son, Kelvin, a 34-year-old homeless man who died in the snow during the recent storm. Originally from Kenya, the men arrived in the United States as political asylum seekers about 15 years ago.
Eliud Ibirthi holds a photo of his son, Kelvin, a 34-year-old homeless man who died in the snow during the recent storm. Originally from Kenya, the men arrived in the United States as political asylum seekers about 15 years ago. Matt Driscoll matt.driscoll@thenewstribune.com
Eliud Ibirthi holds a photo of his son, Kelvin, a 34-year-old homeless man who died in the snow during the recent storm. Originally from Kenya, the men arrived in the United States as political asylum seekers about 15 years ago. Matt Driscoll matt.driscoll@thenewstribune.com

Matt Driscoll has been The News Tribune’s metro news columnist since 2015. A McClatchy President’s Award winner, Driscoll lives in Central Tacoma with his wife Jennifer and three children. He’s passionate about the City of Destiny, and strives to tell stories that might otherwise go untold.