Fans braved the evening drizzle to turn up in droves at the Niko Na Safaricom Live concert at the Eldoret ASK Grounds on Sunday.
Led by ‘Live’ ambassadors Jaguar, Jimmy Gait, Camp Mulla, Sauti Sol and comedian Jalango, they fought off the chill of the night by dancing away to their favourite songs.
They were joined on stage by guest artistes Micha Maritim, Pastor Kimetto and Emmy Kosgei who are the most popular musicians in the region, as well as Wahu, who won the hearts of many by performing some of her earlier hits that propelled her to fame nearly a decade ago.
Prior to the performance, the artistes visited the St. Vincent De Paul School for the Mentally Handicapped in Lugari, Kakamega, where they presented sports equipment to the school.
Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore said the donation was part of activities by the Safaricom Foundation to complement government efforts to promote education for all children.
“The school caters for 80 children who have mental or physical challenges, but are willing to make a meaningful contribution in society despite their situations,” he explained.
“With this donation of sports kits, balls and other equipment, we do hope that there are children who will move a step closer towards nurturing their talent in various sports disciplines and realizing their dreams. As it is, there are children in this school who have on provincial titles in some sporting disciplines,” he added.
The Niko Na Safaricom Live is a series of six concerts in major towns in the country to create a wider platform for leading musicians in the country.
The first concert was held in Meru, followed by a similar one in Kisumu and the next concert is scheduled for Mombasa on November 10, with another one in Nakuru on December 1.
The final concert will be held in Nairobi on December 15.
(By Charles Gichane)