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Radio Jambo Presenter Appeals For Ksh4.3M Medical Funds

The family of celebrated Radio Jambo presenter Mzee John Toldo Kuria has urged Kenyans to help them raise funds for him to undergo medical treatment.

The veteran sports presenter at the station under the Radio Africa Group is seeking to raise funds to facilitate a kidney transplant.

A poster shared on social media indicated that Mzee Toldo’s family needs Ksh4.3 million to cover the cost of the operation which will be undertaken in Turkey.

A poster urging Kenyans to contribute funds towards the medical treatment for Radio Jambo presenter, Mzee John Toldo. /TWITTER

“Mzee Toldo, our son, father, brother, and friend was recently diagnosed with kidney failure and requires an urgent kidney transplant. This will be undertaken in Turkey and the total cost of the operation is Ksh4.3 million.

“We therefore kindly appeal for your financial support to help the family raise the required funds to quickly enable him to undergo the treatment,” read the notice in part.

A hashtag dubbed #PamojaForToldo was started in efforts to convince Kenyans to raise funds for his treatment.

Mtangazaji wetu TOLDO KURIA anahitaji msaada wa kupata matibabu (Our colleague Toldo Kuria needs help in seeking treatment). Kindly help through the details above. God bless,” announced fellow Radio Jambo presenter Gidi.

His sentiments were also backed up by NTV presenter Carol Radull who urged Kenyans online to contribute to the drive.

“My good friend and football commentator Toldo Kuria is unwell and in dire need of your prayers and financial support. Any amount will be appreciated,” she posted.

Another entertainment personality appealing to Kenyans to help offset his hospital bill is Churchill Show comedian Mannerson Oduor Ochieng, alias Akuku Danger. He has since been moved to the general ward having been admitted at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) and is recovering well at the Nairobi West Hospital.

Actress Sandra Dacha issued an update on Tuesday, January 11 of his condition, noting that he was transferred to the general ward as he continues his recovery after one of his lungs collapsed.

However, Dacha added that the hospital bill rose to Ksh2.6 million despite managing to pay Ksh1.2 million. The balance as of Tuesday stood at Ksh1.4 million and was subject to change until the comedian is discharged from the facility.

The actress unveiled plans for a fundraiser to clear the growing hospital bill as they did not have money at the time.

“The hospital bill stands at Ksh2.6M but we’ve managed to pay Ksh1.2M. So we have a balance of Ksh1.4M and this bill is not final and it’s subject to change until Akuku is discharged.

“We are urgently planning for a fundraiser because we don’t have money as of now. Please aki mtusaidie (help us) Msichoke kutuma hata kama mlishatuma (Don’t get tired of sending even if you’ve sent). You can send again and again,” Dacha appealed to her Instagram followers.

Akuku was moved from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to the HDU and was out of danger after doctors confirmed that he can breathe on his own.

Comedian Akuku Danger admitted to the Nairobi West Hospital. /INSTAGRAM.SANDRA DACHA

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