Kenyan songbird Akothee has launched a campaign to help two KCPE students from Kajiado county get secondary school education after their plight was highlighted on local news outlets.
Through a post on twitter, the singer said she would love to see the two students in school and asked her fans to tag celebrities to ensure they take the students to school.
“As the president of single mothers let’s all hold on holidays and fun. I would like to be part of this two students. Tag all celebrities and well-wishers. My hands are already full with school fee this year, but let’s do this family, tag all the Kenyan celebs here, we need change,” she posted.
“Hii haitushindi, mpaka gospel artists lets goo, sisi tulishindwa kusoma wacha wengine walio na akili watu some,” she added.
Among the celebrities that responded to her distress call was former Citizen TV news anchor Janet Mbugua who said she was ready to support Akothee’s bid.
Despite performing well in KCPE, Gabriel Miseda Ogweno and Julius Taiko narrated how they could not join their dream schools due to lack of funds.
Ogweno, 14, emerged third in the county with 440 marks and is supposed to join Maranda High School in Nyanza but said his dreams would not be realized if he could not find welwishers to educate him.
Taiko, 16, who scored 372 marks was abandoned by his mother at a tender age but a Good Samaritan stepped in his primary school education.