Kenyan rapper Kennedy Ombima, better known as King Kaka, has added to his list of many firsts after launching his football tournament dubbed The Ligi Soo Football League to give back to society. Through a statement released across his social media platforms, King Kaka revealed the mentorship program, which will run alongside the tournament, would establish mental strength as a foundation for youths from Eastlands.
"Excited about this new chapter. The Ligi Soo Football League Starts this weekend. Yes, Winning is a great part of soccer, Ligi Soo focuses on the mentorship element of the Eastlando Youth &establishing mental strength as a foundation &pillar. Let's Change the World. #NurturingNow," said the rapper.
Ligi Soo is undeniably one of my most iconic songs of my career, and my love for soccer is out of this world. Excited about this new chapter. The Ligi Soo Football League Starts this weekend. As much as winning is a great part of soccer , Ligi Soo focuses on the mentorship element of the Eastlando Youth and establishing mental strength as a foundation and pillar. Let’s Change The World. #NurturingTheNowGeneration
In the recent past, we have witnessed celebrities who have come out to launch similar initiatives to equip and develop the youth in the country and give back to society through humanitarian activities across the country. Closer to King Kaka's initiative is Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama's maiden project of the Victor Wanyama Foundation - Victor Wanyama Academy. The project aims to nurture students' artistic and sporting talents while simultaneously providing a pathway for academic excellence.
The academy, located in Nambale, Busia county, plans to have a national outlook targeting youths aged 11 years and above from all over the country. It is situated on 20 acres of land and aims to revolutionize sports training and education in the country while providing critical sporting infrastructure to the country.
Also leading the growing list of celebrities who have various programs running across different regions is flamboyant singer Esther Akoth better known as Akothee. The singer, through Akothee Foundation, mobilized food donations for starving Turkana residents. After an online appeal for funds, the "Oyoyo" hitmaker traveled to Turkana with trucks full of tons of food and more than 10,000 liters of water.
Kenyan socialite turned entrepreneur Huddah Monroe has also not been left behind in changing fellow Kenyans' lives. A while back, the petite socialite made it her initiative to provide for children from low-income households. The Huddah Cosmetics founder and CEO started a charity foundation, the Huddah Foundation, which is focused on giving back to the needy.
"I have my own foundation, Huddah Foundation. I started Huddah Foundation so that half of the money goes to my foundation to help kids, especially those that are disabled," she said during an interview.
Other notable public figures running similar programs include; Jaguar, Timmy TDat, Janet Mbugua, Adelle Onyango, Willy M. Tuva, and Refigah.