The Star (Nairobi)

25 January 2013

Kenya: Churchill Pays U.S.$2,000 for Conjestina's Rent

New season of Kenyan comedy show ( Resource: Churchill Show Season 3, Episode 1

Daniel Ndambuki best known to his fans as the comedian Churchill, made a full year's worth of rent payments for Kenyan boxing legend Conjestina Achieng.

This was part of a pledge the comedian had made after news of Conjestina's failing health and squalid living conditions were publisiced on Kiss TV, last year September.

According to a press statement by Ken Waudo for the Churchill Kenya Foundation, Churchill made the full payment of Sh180,000 to the landlady Susan Muraya who issued a receipt of the same. This amount is to cover the rent from February 2013 to February 2014.

The low key ceremony was witnessed by Conjestina's close family members and Laugh Industry staff at her residence in Buru Buru.

Earlier on last week Conjestina was in an elated mood as she spoke to Churchill on phone. Conjestina thanked Churchill for being generous and kind hearted. Adding, "'Mungu akubariki wewe na familia yako (God bless you and your famliy)."

Conjestina's plight on TV lead to the #KenyansForConjestina campaign that was used to raise funds to aid her treatment and upkeep.

It also saw high profile personalities champion the cause like Ambassador Yvonne Khamati, blogger Robert Alai, PM's wife Ida Odinga, sports journalists Michelle Katami, musicians Suzanna Owiyo and Nonini among others.

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