- Singer Akothee was deep asleep when she heard a commotion at her gate
- She rushed down to check what was going on and found a group of women and kids pleading for food
- The mother of five rushed to the house and grabbed boxes of noodles and distributed among the group
- She promised to reach out with more supplies later but deep down her heart ached due to her fans' dire circumstances
Popular singer and philanthropist Akothee has been trying her best to bridge the gap ever since COVID-19 crept into Kenya.
The mother of five immediately sprung into action when her fans started complaining of hunger and lack of basic necessities like masks or shelter.
Like anyone else, she got overwhelmed but still resolved to fight her demons and show up for those who needed her.
Through a heartbreaking Instagram video, the single mother showed how dire the situation was and is for the lowly in society.
On Saturday, May 2, while trying to lay her head on her pillow, the musician was awakened by a noise at her gate in Mombasa.
She went outside to check what the problem was and was surprised to come face to face with a large group of women and children standing outside her mansion.
They all headed to her place to beg for one thing – food.
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The celebrity’s heart broke into pieces when she saw how undignifying poverty was and decided to share boxes of noodles amongst the crowd.
Some kids even rushed to tear the packets and attempt to eat the uncooked food.
“That is supposed to be cooked first before you eat it, please do not tear it yet. Go ask your mum to cook it first,” Akothee continuously cautioned the ravenous children.
According to her, the ladies outside her home were 24 and there were more who needed her help but did not go to her house.
The Nakupa Moyo singer took their phone numbers and promised to provide further assistance later in the day.
As previously reported, the president of single mothers stepped up when the rest of the world sat down.
Akothee shopped for people with disabilities, provided masks and food for the poor, and even accommodated a beggar she met on the streets.
In a similar story, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerian music star, Banky W, in collaboration with residents of Lekki and the Lekki Food Bank, fed over 650 people and they intend to increase the number to 1250.
Banky W disclosed that they intend to run the initiative every day until the COVID-19 lockdown is over.
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