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Kenyans raise Sh6m for TV anchor Anjlee diagnosed with cancer

Kenyans on Friday rallied behind K24 anchor Anjlee Gadvi who was diagnosed with liver cancer, helping her raise over Sh6 million within hours.

The anchor was on Friday hosted on Kameme FM’s breakfast show by Njogu Njoroge where she disclosed her struggle with the illness that has milked all her savings dry.

Ms Gadvi disclosed that she was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2013 and has been in and out of the country for treatment that has so far cost her Sh7 milllion.

She had kept quiet about her battle with the illness until she could not raise the money privately anymore.

Kameme FM’s Njoroge said the anchor sought help after she exhausted all means of raising the money.

By the time the presenter left the studio at 9:50 a.m, Kenyans had contributed Sh6.4 million of the required Sh8 million.

“Mine is just to thank Kenyans who contributed this morning. They have done it before and now have done it for Anjlee,” said Mr Njoroge.

On Twitter, the hashtag #isupportanjlee was the top trend in the morning as Kenyans sent their get well messages to Ms Gadvi .

A paybill number 513513 has been registered to help raise funds for Ms Gadvi’s treatment in India.