Kenyans living in America raised a total of KSh 350,000 for comedian Zakaria Kariuki, also known as Mr KK Mwenyewe.
The comedian who is known for his perfect impersonation of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua had pleaded with Kenyans to help him raise school fees.
The fundraiser was led by former Kiss FM radio presenter Andrew Kibe who recently relocated to the United States.
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“I recognised his talent, and a few friends and I came together to raise the money, between Ksh350-KSh 400,000. “We want to give it to him because we know he is a good artist, and we hope that he can continue doing what he does,” Kibe said.
Having cleared his school fees, KK Mwenyewe noted that he will invest the money in production of his comedy skits.
“I will use the money to buy production tools such as a camera, tripod stand, and lighting equipment. I will also invest part of the money so that it counts in 10,12 years to come,” he said.
This comes barely a week after Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja intervened and cleared the school fees balance; just a day before the payment deadline to keep him in class.
“After I posted my issue on fees, many of my fans offered to help. I want to thank Sakaja for paying my fees. Thank you and God bless you all. All I can do to repay this gesture is to continue entertaining you through my content,” the comic wrote.
Mr KK Mwenyewe is a student at the Kisii University, School of Information Sciences and Technology, and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Applied Computer Science.
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