The news of Kenyans dying of hunger in Turkana has made headlines recently.
Close to a million Kenyans might be in dire need of food aid in the coming few weeks, and the situation could get worse if the long rains fail to start, the government has warned.
In light of this, award-winning Kenyan singer Akothee who is known for her controversial antics and social media posts has taken to social media to spearhead a fundraising campaign for the drought-stricken people in Turkana.
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1st JOHN 3:17 But if anyone has the worlds goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him ,how does Gods love abide ❤ ❤ ❤💪💪💪💪💪 Turkana here we come Lets go #TeamAkothee thanks alot @silverstoneairservices @akotheesafaris @schnelliokello GOD HELP US WHO IS COMING WITH ME , We welcome cloths foodstuffs , sanitary towels , innerwears, and anyother support you can provide GOD NLESS YOU
The mother of five urged her followers and fellow celebrities to contribute towards the pay bill number that she had put out in order to help feed the hungry in the Northeastern county of Turkana as well as donate clothes and sanitary towels. With the support of thousands of people, Akothee was able to raise 1 million Kenyan shillings in just 2 hours towards this noble cause.
The ‘Abebo’ singer cause is driven need to save innocent children, women and the elderly from the brink of starvation. Her timeline on Instagram is filled with posts and reposts highlighting the support that she has received from her fans and fellow celebs so far. Some of the celebrities who have helped Akothee champion this cause include TV stars Betty Kyallo, Lilian Muli, popular disc jockey Dj Sadic and comedienne Teacher Wanjiku.
However, there are some celebrities who do not share the same sentiments and oppose the fundraising saying that it is the government’s responsibility to help our brothers and sisters from famine.
P-Unit members Gabu and Frasha posted on their social media pages urging their fans to desist from donating to fundraising campaigns and instead hold the government accountable for the money spent as well money allocated towards catering for the famine relief.
As of today, Akothee has been able to raise 1.5 million from over 4,000 people. Where do you stand, to fundraise towards this cause or not as Gabu has advised?