President William Ruto, and Deputy President, Rigathi Gachagua led political allies in raising money for a foundation managed by Kikuyu Member of Parliament, Kimani Ichung'wah.
Ichung'wah, on Thursday, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Kikuyu Constituency Education Foundation (KICE). As such, he launched an endowment fund seeking to support the education of over 300 students in his constituency.
"We are immensely grateful for the overwhelming support and generosity shown towards the KICE Foundation as we celebrated a remarkable milestone of a decade dedicated to transforming lives and nurturing dreams within our community," Ichung'wah stated.
"With the collaborative efforts of our friends and partners, over Ksh100 million was raised, a testament to our collective belief in providing opportunities for those in need. We extend heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to the success of last night's event," he further clarified.
Patronised by the MP, the foundation received a lumpsum contribution on its first day of launch, as the politicians vowed to raise more funds to boost education programs in the constituency.
"Together, we continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of many, fostering a brighter and more inclusive future for all," Ichung'wah appreciated.
The amount each politician channelled towards the foundation has, however, not been publicised yet.
Ruto and Gachagua were accompanied by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, his Defence and Public Service colleagues, Aden Duale and Moses Kuria respectively, among other leaders.
A week ago, President William Ruto, and DP Rigathi Gachagua, raised over Ksh8.8 million for vernacular artist Samuel Muchoki Ndirangu, alias Samidoh, at the launch of the Samidoh Foundation.
The Foundation Launched at Parklands Sports Club in Nairobi on December 1, Gachagua lauded Samidoh for the project, which seeks to empower the boy child and give back to the less fortunate in society.
He highlighted that the initiative mirrored the initiative undertaken by his spouse, Second Lady Dorcas Rigathi, who has also been championing the same course.
During the fundraiser, President Ruto and Gachagua contributed Ksh1 million each.