By Mukurima Muriuki
Popular Kenyan Disc Jockey Kriss Darlin put his talent to use for a good cause when he helped raise Ksh 250,298 during his debut set performance at the 254 Diaspora DJ Live Mix mid last week. The money was raised through contributions in the form of tips by over 2,000 Diaspora Kenyans who tuned to watch his set. The money will go towards buying hand sanitizers and other hygiene supplies needed to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Kibra.
The Facebook Group “254 Diaspora DJ Live on the Mix,” which has attracted close to 30,000 fans since formation just over a week ago has been helping mostly Kenyans in Diaspora who are quarantined at home relieve anxiety at a time of stress and uncertainty. Everyday there is a rotation of DJs based in different parts of the world, showcasing their talent in various genres of music.
Speaking to African Warrior Magazine about raising money for Kibra, the Dj noted:
“I had a great time connecting with music fans world over. I am inspired that we managed to raise Ksh 250,298ksh which will go to the people who can’t afford a meal or sanitizers during this time of uncertaninity.”
The DJ further noted that 254 Diaspora DJ Live on the Mix is a welcome platform for DJs to showcase their talents and also learn: “No one has a monopoly over talent and I hope this platform helps all of us raise the bar” he told African Warrior Magazine via WhatsApp.
The DJ, who mounted an unsuccessful bid for the Kibra parliamentary seat on an ODM ticket also reminded Kenyans to treat the threat posed by Covid-10 with the seriousness it deserves:
“Everyone should not this as a joke; people should follow the recommended hygiene practices and follow directives from government. We should also check on another and since we a prayerful country, let us seek God’s intervention too.
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