Gibson Gathu Mbugua popularly known as 'Kiongozi was mashtaka' from seasoned court comedy series Vioja Mahakamani now has every reason to smile after President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a donation of Ksh2 million to cater for his kidney transplant.
Speaking to a local media station, the elated Mbugua who played the prosecutor on the show, revealed that the head of state sent his personal donation of Ksh2million during the fundraiser held at Charter hall inside the Nairobi county building.
“President Kenyatta who is a good friend did send his personal donation of Sh2 million. We as a family and the committee thank him for the support,” he stated.
While expressing optimism, Mbugua stated that they almost hit the target of Ksh6million after getting help from Kenyans in diaspora and local artists.
Vioja Mahakamani actor appeals for financial help
Mbugua's relief comes days after he appealed to Kenyans for financial help to undergo a kidney transplant.
"Gibson has been managing diabetes for over 20 years now, but some time in November 2020 his kidneys failed hence he has been going for dialysis twice a week,
"The good news is that he has a donor and the purpose of this is to help him raise medical funds estimated to be between 5-6 million for a kidney transplant scheduled for July 2022 at the Mediheal Hospital, Eldoret. The said amount is inclusive of post-surgery treatment for the recipient," the appeal read at the time.