November 10, 2010 – The hunk of a man who plays rugby for the Kenyan national team – Biko Adema – now belongs to Capital FM.
DJ CK, aka Chris Kirubi, bought Biko for the ladies at Capital FM at a dinner event to raise funds for the Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC).
The entire rugby team was auctioned at the event, and Mr Kirubi bid the highest for Biko, whom CFM Programmes Controller Somoina Kwikiriza says was very excited to come on board.
“We are still deciding what to do with him. He is in school and his schedule is quite tight, but he will be on some of the shows for listeners to interact with on a few occasions,” she promised.
Biko is a utility back (huh?) for the team and his tight shorts make Kenyan women go crazy screaming from the bleachers. He cost us Sh80,000, but it was all for a good cause.
The auction he was a part of took place at the Carnivore last week in aid of the GVRC. It was organised and driven mainly by the Safaricom Foundation. The Soweto String Quartet and Sauti Sol performed, thrilling the crowd that had come to dine.
The Centre’s main aim is to “speak about gender based violence and offer holistic treatment and psychological support to survivors and their families.”
There are two centres in Nairobi, the original being set up at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital. Now there is a GVRC in Adams Arcade and there are plans to expand to other parts of the country.
In remarks made by the Chairman of the Safaricom Foundation Les Bailie said the expansion will require additional resources.
“I am proud to note that already over 8,000 survivors have benefited through the Sh13 million raised during the previous three fundraising dinners. This year, the Safaricom Foundation increased its grant to GVRC to Sh8.5 million and through this Gala Dinner, we intend to help them raise funds in order to match this amount,” he said.
The statistics of Gender violence against women and girls in the country is grim. This includes sexual and domestic violence.
The theme this year is A Million Fathers and Daughters: I’ve pledged to love, care and protect women and girls against violence.