Secular musician Esther Akoth, aka Akothee, has won praises for helping raise more than Sh3 million to assist the people of Turkana county who are facing starvation.
With more than a dozen people reported to have died due to hunger linked to drought in the past week, the Give It To Me singer started a pay bill number calling upon her fans and well-wishers to help her feed the hunger-stricken Kenyans.
And fed she did.
On Friday, Madam Boss, as she prefers calling herself, left for Turkana and put smiles on the faces of the affected victims.
Pictures of the musician, dressed in traditional Turkana outfit, freely mingling with the residents of the hungers stricken resident have since been widely circulated on social media.
"In as much as the people need help, they are also vulnerable, my friend you won't bring food here without passing through protocol, the food must be of standard authorized," Akothee said.
Akothee's mission also received a big boost from Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho who donated 100 bags of maize.
Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino, also praised the singer for her philanthropy.
Well done Madam boss Akothee I duely applaud and acknowledge your efforts to make Kenya a better nation today! |@AkotheeKenya
-- Babu Owino (@Babu_Owino) March 23, 2019
Akothee's action has created a buzz on social media. Here are some of the reactions:
Akothee should be in charge of everything?
-- Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) March 24, 2019
While leaders were in denial our own Sibuor madhako Lioness Akothee took upon herself fighting hunger drought and death in Turkana
-- Dr Andrew Suleh MD (@andrewsuleh) March 23, 2019
Akothee's PR team should be hired by most of these politicians
After the Mutua altercation,she is in Lodwar with food aid and clad in Turkana traditional attire
Stunts only Madona can pull off!
-- ABuSakeena (@FauzKhalid) March 23, 2019
Whatever you want to call it... .call it
But I still think @akothee @AkotheeKenya did a very noble thing that ought to be emulated by all who are capable. May God bless you.
-- NINJA FLANI (@kagwanja1) March 24, 2019
Akothee has done what our Gospel artists and moral society haven't done yet. Let's learn not to judge. Actions speaks louder
-- Paulo Mtangazaji (@PauloMtangazaji) March 23, 2019