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Maina Kageni’s ‘Be a Hero to a Little Hero’ campaign nets Sh 20m

Children are admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital’s cancer ward have a reason to smile after Classic 105 presenter Maina Kageni fronted a successful campaign that raised more than Sh 20 million for the purchase of new equipment at the facility.

Maina launched the Be a Hero to a Little Hero campaign on Thursday morning and spent more than 24 hours in the studio only leaving after reaching and surpassing his initial target of Sh 10 million through contributions of his listeners.

The campaign got an overwhelming goodwill from individual Kenyans and corporate entities who contributed generously towards the worthy cause.

A banner for Maina Kageni's campaign is displayed at the Kenyatta National Hospital  children's cancer ward.  PHOTO | COURTESY
A banner for Maina Kageni’s campaign is displayed at the Kenyatta National Hospital children’s cancer ward. PHOTO | COURTESY

Throughout the campaign, the popular radio host kept updating and thanking the contributors irrespective of their donations.

Early on Friday afternoon Maina tweeted “20.2 Million is what we have collected today 6 million is what we have in pledges. Total: 26.2 Million #Maina10MillionMission Thank you!

Maina said that all the money raised will be used to buy equipment to be used at the Kenyatta National Hospital children’s cancer ward where the young patients share most of the equipment with the adults.