Popular artist Esther Akoth, well-known to many as Akothee, has revealed that an Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Bishop based in Siaya denied her a chance to attend a talent and ‘gracious givers’ event at Ng’iya Girls on Sunday, August 6.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Akothee thanked the School Principal, Madam Hellen Juma, for the invitation and for her spirit of helping the vulnerable learners.
The school management had asked the alumni and well-wishers to support students from humble backgrounds financially.
“The festival will climax with an endowment kitty for vulnerable girls to cater for their school fees and stipend. We make a clarion call to old girls and friends of Ng’iya to support us towards this noble course.” reads a statement issued by the school through social media.
“I met you in Sinyolo Girls, and you stole my heart with your kindness; you made my work of admitting the less fortunate easy, even though I was late; thank you very much for helping me support the vulnerable; you saw it fit to help you walk the journey of the underprivileged, but there is a way the universe works for us” Stated Akothee.
According to an invitation letter sent to the Sweet Love hitmaker, she was required to give an inspirational talk to the girls before the launch of the charity program.
“Your organization -Akothee Foundation, will help us reach out to other like-minded organizations/companies to support the initiative. We are counting on your support to make this launch a success,” noted Mrs Juma.
Kenyans online expressed different views concerning the invitation of the famous Artist to the Siaya-based school, some saying that it was not appropriate for her to address girls at that level.
“To the Arch Bishop, I understand where you are coming from; continue praying for us sinners, so we can all meet in heaven on that day,” Stated Akothee.