Popular Citizen TV swahili anchor Swaleh Mdoe is selling one of his kidneys for sh2.5 million.
He confirmed to Nairobi News in a telephone interview on Friday that he has been receiving numerous phone calls from interested parties.
“Yes I am selling one of my kidneys for 2.5 million shillings and already a lot of people have called me to inquire more about it,” said Mr Mdoe.
The famed ‘Takari ya Babu’ anchor told Pulse Magazine that he resorted to selling his body organ due to pressing financial issues.
His doctor has already given him the green light to sell-off one kidney.
The doctor assured him that his body can function properly with just one kidney.
“I have some pressing financial issue I want to offset and all I can think of right now is selling my kidney. And I need to do this urgently,” he told Pulse Magazine.
He added: “I know some people might wonder why I have taken this direction instead of using other means. But I do not really want to bother people. I can live with one kidney.”
Local doctors admit that the Kenyan law on donations and use of human tissues is not well defined and comprehensive.
The Human Tissue Act Cap 252 enacted in 1967 has not been revised and provisions touch largely on the use of body parts of a deceased person for therapeutic purposes.