Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba to visit Kenya

By Ondeke Joshua: Saturday, January 11th 2020 at 14:30 GMT +3 | Sports


Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. [Courtesy]

Former Ivorian International and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will visit Kenya soon.

The legendary footballer will visit the country in support of the Samburu Girls Foundation NGO that rescues girls from child-marriage, beading, and Female Genital Mutilation, (FGM).

In a Tweet on Thursday 9, 2010, Drogba confirmed his visit to the country to support the organization.

On January 24, 2007, the former captain and all-time top scorer of the Côte d'Ivoire national football team was named the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness on development challenges in Africa and around the world.

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The Ivorian who bagged 164 goals for Chelsea during his time at Stamford Bridge received a warm welcome from the founder of the Samburu organisation, Dr. Josephine Kulea, HSC, as well as the Chelsea Kenya fan-base.

Dr. Kulea founded the organisation that advocates against harmful cultural practices and takes the girls to school.

Since its inception in 2011, the Samburu Girls Foundation has rescued 1,183 girls.

Some 321 have been taken to school and more than 340,000 people trained in Samburu Marsabit, Laikipia and Isiolo counties.

Through her work, Dr. Kulea has international accolades and recognition, including from former United States President Barack Obama in 2015.

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