Congestina Gets Help
|Image by Robert Alai|
After Congestina Achieng’s condition was highlighted by Kiss TV, more Kenyans have come on board to assist her get medical attention. Yesterday, radio personality and comedian, Daniel Ndambuki offered to pay Congestina’s rent for the next one year. He was however beaten into that by another radio personality and artiste, Nonini, who this morning cleared her unpaid 4 months rent and paid for an extra month. Nonini also hosted Congestina’s sister during his morning show at One FM.
In the course of the day, the campaign started by blogger Robert Alai went past the Sh 50,000 mark following more donations from ordinary Kenyans. Among those who gave donations included, NTV journalist James Smart. In the afternoon, a strong delegation led by Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s wife and Deputy Head of Mission at Kenya Embassy, Somali, Amb Yvonne Khamati, paid Congestina a visit. With them was a team from social media led by Alai. While addressing journalists, Yvonne said that they would not abandon her as she had carried Kenya’s flag quite well. Ida urged her neighbours to live well with her and to be patient too. Congestina was then taken by the delegation to Mathare Mental Hospital, where she is expected to receive specialized treatment.