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Akothee launches her humanitarian foundation in Turkana county

By Amina Wako August 5th, 2019 1 min read

Singer Akothee has launched the Akothee Foundation in Turkana months after she visited the county to donate food to the starving people.

The foundation will help cater for the needy and hunger stricken communities in the county and its environs.

Akothee announced the news of the launch on her social media pages on Monday morning.

“The grand opening of Akothee Foundation TURKANA branch,” she posted on Instagram.


In March this year more than one million Kenyans were reported to be in dire need of food aid after rains failed causing famine.

Turkana county was among the 13 most hit counties

Moved by the distressing situation, Akothee spearheaded a fundraising campaign for the drought-stricken people in Turkana.


And in just 2 hours, she managed to raise more than Sh 1 million after fellow celebrities joined the noble cause.

With trucks ferrying tonnes of food and more than 10,000 litres of water, Akothee made it to Lodwar.

After the drive, Akothee promised to look for a long time solution and that’s how she started working on the foundation.

She plans to open more foundations in drought hit areas in the coming months.