UK singer in Kenya over Kibera project

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Legendary UK based singer, Mica Paris, who is the patron of the UK charity KIN (Kibera in Need) is Nairobi to see the projects that the charity runs jointly with local organisation Riziki Kenya.

Mica will be joined in Kibera by acclaimed Kenyan gospel musician Jimmy Gait, and KIN Trustees from the UK.

Mica Paris is one of the UK’s finest and most respected female singers with a career full of Top 10 hit singles and albums worldwide.

She recently recorded a long-awaited new album of original material featuring renowned guest singers and musicians to be released later this year.

Most recently Mica has been honoured as an “Icon” at Windsor Castle by the Duke of Edinburgh and performed at his 90th birthday celebrations.

Jimmy Gait is a sought after gospel Kenyan artist; recipient of the Kisima and Groove Awards.

He is also a visionary and his Make IT or Make IT campaign seeks to motivate people to believe in success in whatever they do. Jimmy recently joined with Riziki Kenya to dig pit latrines for Kibera residents.

The musical duo will use a trip to Kibera this weekend to highlight conditions in the massive slum, and seek support for KIN/Riziki Kenya projects.

“It is indeed an honour to be a patron of this great cause. Our children are our future. Please join me in reaching out to give these children and their families, living in such desperate conditions, a chance of a better life,” said Paris.

KIN and Riziki work closely together and support more than 200 Kibera children through school. There is a weekly feeding programme, vaccinations, medical support, outings, vocational training amid other projects.

More than 400 small business loans have also been made to Kibera businesses.

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