Kenyans donate millions for Achieng Abura’s son treatment in London
In the wake of criticism for the neglect they handed musician Achieng Abura on her deathbed, Kenya’s rediscovered their hearts and donated millions for her son’s treatment in London.
They joined the online campaign in droves to raise the Sh4 million required for Abura’s son, Prince, who was born with sickle cell anaemia and later developed a heart condition.
What the Afro Jazz musician failed to achieve in fundraisers and music concerts, she more than achieved in death. By the time of publishing, the campaign had raised Sh3,185,245 from 5,651 contributors.
Before her death, the songstress had started an online campaign on M-Changa to raise the amount.
Donations are being channeled to Paybill number 891300 Account ABURA.
Ms Abura died at the Kenyatta National Hospital on Thursday after complications arising from an undisclosed illness.
Days before she was hospitalised, Ms Abura had shared on Facebook about how she had involuntary lost 50kgs that had left her sore and how doctors had advised that she gains 30kgs then lose them gradually with exercise.
When the news of her death broke, Kenyans online were divided. Majority faulted the neglect of the musician at her time of need.
A fundraiser is scheduled at the All Saints Cathedral on Thursday, October 27, for the musician’s funeral.
M-Pesa contributions are being forwarded to Lynette Abura on 0722803758.