Veteran Vitimbi star Benson Wanjau aka Mzee Ojwang Hatari is ailing and in a promo on K24 the out of work actor said he was unable to meet his bills after being dimissed from the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation where he worked for 40 years.
The famous Vitimbi actor Mzee Ojwang’ Hatari was yesterday admitted at Loresho hospital with partial blindness This has prompted well wishers to spring into action among them Nairobi Countu Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko and the latest is Airtel Kenya which has set up the MZEEOJWANG fundraising account on Airtel Money for well-wishers to contribute funds towards his hospital bill. “ If you wish to support this cause, please follow the instructions below on your Airtel Money menu:Go to Airtel Money menu and select make payments Select paybill Select “Other” then type inMZEEOJWANG (one word with no space in between) as the Paybill business name .Put in amount you would like to donate followed by your PIN Finally, type in “Hospital bill” as the reference. We will continue to keep you updated,” said Airtel in a statement. For Safaricom customers, Go to M-Pesa menu – Select Paybill – Enter Business number 317087 – Enter account Number/Name MZEEOJWANG Meanwhile, Kenyans have taken to Twitter to vent their anger at the sorry state in which actors like Wanjau find themselves and they are now calling for a better treatment of entertainers. Boniface Mwangi @bonifacemwangi
#OkoaMzeeOjwang is a bigger issue than one man. Does the society we live in pay and appreciate arts? Are there policies to protect artistes
Benson Wanjau aka Mzee Ojwang’ worked at KBC for 40 years then was dismissed without a penny? Just shed a tear!