The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Stars Collaborate With Marvin Winans for DR Congo

Top Kenyan artistes have joined together with American artistes to highlight the ongoing crisis in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The artistes have joined Africans Act 4 Africa campaign that is a network of African citizens, activists and musicians.

The Kenyan posse is made up of Eunice Njeri, Daddy Owen, Sara Mitaru and Wambura Mitaru who joined Congolese legend Jean Goubald and US gospel singers Marvin Winans Jnr and Jamie Woods.

Eunice who visited Goma in December 2012, said, "The biggest way we can do anything about this is through prayer. When I was there (in Goma) I thought, Kenya should see this so that we will not fight again during this coming elections."

Daddy Owen said, "Let's tell people what is happening in Congo because even in Kenya when we had skirmishes there were countries that were fighting for us."

The artistes are using social media to petition African Union to encourage them to step up their efforts to end the crisis and #Act4Congo.

Sarah said, "We are calling on the African Union to do something because more that three quarters of a million people are displaced from their homes . The more we tweet and rally guys online they can do something about it."

Marvin added, "We can do something to help and it is as simple as tweeting #Act4Congo to bring attention to what is happening in Congo."

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