FROM GIFT TO CHARITY

I'm selling Mercedes I'd bought wife to feed Kibra, says Refigah

He is selling it at a discount to any willing buyer, with instalments accepted

In Summary

• The car is part of the 'Simama na Kibra food drive' targeting 4,300 needy families

Founder and director at GrandPa Records Refigah Heviweit donates a new Mercedes-Benz 250 ride a gift meant for his wife to be sold at a cheaper price as to the new one, linked to a charity program ‘Simama Na Kibra’ as a way to raise money in support of the vulnerable in Kibera slums on 5th May, 2020.
Founder and director at GrandPa Records Refigah Heviweit donates a new Mercedes-Benz 250 ride a gift meant for his wife to be sold at a cheaper price as to the new one, linked to a charity program ‘Simama Na Kibra’ as a way to raise money in support of the vulnerable in Kibera slums on 5th May, 2020.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Grandpa Records CEO Refigah has put a Mercedes-Benz 250 up for sale to support needy families in Kibra.

The Mercedes was initially a gift for his wife. Speaking to Word Is, he said many families in Kibra need someone to support them at least get something to eat in this pandemic period.

"I had just imported the car and my wife not even aware that I was planning to gift it to her, but by the time it arrived, the pandemic had already hit our country," he said.

He said the full cost of the ride was Sh2.6 million, but he is currently selling it at Sh2.4 million to any willing buyer, with instalments accepted.

The car is part of the 'Simama na Kibra food drive', an ongoing programme aiming to provide food and necessities to 4,300 families.

"I decided to boost the resources by converting the gift into food to sustain livelihoods of someone out there," he said, adding that his wife has supported the initiative.

He also urged more Kenyans to join hands and support the vulnerable families in Kibra and other parts of Kenya by donating whatever they can to PayBill number 891300, Account name: Simama.

Anyone willing to purchase the car can visit Dinga World Ltd Next To Green House, Adams Arcade.

Edited by T Jalio