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EXCLUSIVE: More on Daddy Owen’s Malaika Disability Walk

Gospel singer Daddy Owen has opened his arms wide, extending a heartfelt invitation to all Kenyans for the upcoming Malaika Disability Walk event.

Set to take place on February 9, 2024, at the iconic Carnivore grounds, this noble event aims to make a significant impact.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Owen shared that the walk’s primary objective is to assist 150 disabled children hailing from marginalized communities.

“You know, 85% of some disabilities are correctable, and that is why we are doing it. We want to reach out to more cases out there,” Owen said,

The event stands as a collective effort to also raise awareness about the myriad challenges faced by children with disabilities in our society.

Beyond awareness, the walk also seeks to fundraise for children who are in dire need of corrective surgeries but lack the financial means to access them.

The event will be graced by esteemed guests, with Honorable Florence Bore, CS Labour and Social Protection, leading the flag-off ceremony.

Attendees are promised a day filled with entertainment from exceptional artists such as Timeless Noel, Babushka, Jabidii, Size 8, DJ Mo, Denno, and DJ Euphoric.

This marks the third edition of the Malaika Disability Walk, following successful events in 2018 and 2019.

Owen has also established the Malaika Tribute Awards, an annual dinner and award ceremony aimed at celebrating persons with disabilities who have achieved remarkable milestones despite the hurdles they face.

One of the beneficiaries of the Malaika Tribute Awards is Ignatius Ogeto, famously known as DJ Euphorique, who has defied the odds to be one of the best deejays in the country despite being restricted to life in a wheelchair.

“One time, I met DJ Euphorique and he expressed interest in becoming a DJ. He said he needed a machine. I told the guys he needs 500k, they raised money. Euphoric is a product of Malaika,” Owen said.

The walk itself will cover a 5-kilometer route, commencing at Carnivore Grounds, proceeding along Langata Road to the T-Mall roundabout, and concluding back at Carnivore Grounds.

Attendees can look forward to a post-walk concert featuring performances, prize-giving, speeches, and fun-filled activities for kids, including bouncing castles.

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