Stand-up comedian Akuku Danger has revealed that his fans have managed to exceed the set target to raise enough funds to clear his outstanding medical bill. Taking to social media, the comedian expressed gratitude towards those who contributed to clearing his medical bill.
Announcing that they had received slightly more than what they had hoped for, Akuku stated that the total amount of money raised by the time he was posting on social media was Sh824,000.00. Initially, they had set a target to raise Sh823,000. However, he urged those who were still planning to support him to do so.
"Guys, as of this morning we have hit 824K. Our expectations have been superseded by far. The pay bill is still running, feel free to send your contribution. Thank you so much," he wrote.
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Kenyans of goodwill camped at the comment section to wish him well and also encourage him.
@bramthemerchant: Weeeeh ??? u will sail through bro
@jmirriamnickcey: Mungu wetu sote
@favoured.annie: Get well soon
@baibechristine: Wishing you quick recovery Akuku,
@arwas_comedian: God is in control bro ? all my prayers to you @itsakukudanger
Akuku, who is battling sickle cell anaemia, was discharged last week, but the hospital detained him due to the uncleared medical bill. News about his detainment was told by his girlfriend, thespian Sandra Dacha, who revealed that the hospital declined to accept collateral.
"The hospital has refused to accept collateral so that Akuku danger can organize his finances from outside despite having their collateral from the January bill, which has a higher value than the total bill. Anyone willing to help in any way, please reach us," she said.
While seeking help from his fans, Akuku acknowledged that the journey has been very challenging due to the numerous hospital admissions, which left him mentally, financially, and physically drained.
"I never asked to be in this position, half of this year has been months and months of hospital admissions due to sickle cell anaemia which has since drained me both mentally, financially and even physically and that's why I come to you guys seeking help. It's been challenging but I'm hanging in there. Msichoke na Mimi?" wrote Akuku Danger.