Top-notch rapper, musician, mogul, poet, and philanthropist King Kaka has been on the road, literally, for 6 days. On August 19th, he embarked on a week-long trek all the way to Nairobi from Nakuru. The walk which was dubbed The Menstrual Walk is a part of his initiative Sanitary Bank Campaign which seeks to end period poverty in marginalized areas.
King Kaka has a target to keep at least 100,000 girls in school by providing them will sanitary towels. According to the initiative’s BankonMe website, 88% of girls in remote areas have no access to menstrual hygiene products such as sanitary towels, affecting their school attendance ultimately resulting in a poor academic performance for these young girls. The program hopes to see fewer girls miss out on school due to lack of sanitary products.
King together with his indomitable team set out at the beginning of last week, making sure they cover at least 27kms per day to keep track of their goal of 154kms. What followed next were 6 long days of walking from sunrise to sunsets. They endured extreme weather, around Limuru, Naivasha and Giligil areas; it was truly blood and sweat but it wouldn’t weaken his nor his teams’ spirits.
The program has partnered with various corporate such as Coca Cola, Skyward Express, Symatech Labs, Confidence Pads, iQ Marketing, House of Major, iPay and Enda( who provided sports gear for the team) Some of the public figures who support the initiative include Janet Mbugua, Sharon Mundia, Terrence Creative, Nameless, Nick Mutuma, Lulu Hassan, Kalekye Mumo, Julius Yego, Michelle Ntalami, Annerlisa Mungai among others.
To donate or be part of King Kaka’s BankOnMe initiative, visit the website to donate and help provide a glimmer of hope to the thousands of young women facing menstrual poverty in Kenya.
For a chance to interview King Kaka, kindly contact Kathambi on 0713794430