Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Scenes From The Jiggers Campaign With Millicent and Denrele

Last week but one, Eccentric Nigerian Channel O VJ Denrele Edun left Thika residents in awe after spending hours cleaning their jigger- infested feet.

Denrele, who had accompanied Ahadi Kenya Trust's Stanley Kamau and former Big Brother Africa Amplified contestant Millicent Mugadi to Kiangata Primary School, immediately became a darling of the villagers from his unique dress code, his wild hair and his trademark blocked boots.

Despite the language barrier, many scrambled to have a word with him.

Denrele was shocked by the extent of the damage to the villagers' feet.

"It's not like we do not have jiggers in Nigeria but the problem here is big. I'm very glad to have been part of this exercise and I promise to go and tell this to my fellow Nigerians especially the celebrities and see how we can help," Denrele told Word Is.

Meanwhile, Ahadi Trust CEO Stanley Kamau was a bit disappointed in the turnout that day, blaming it on the teachers' strike.

"Teachers really help us in identifying the students infested by jiggers but since they are not here our campaign for this weekend has been a bit slow. The government  should come up with a solution to end this mess and that it does not happen again," he said.

Check out some pictures from the day below..

Credit: The Star - Kenya
Photos by John Muriuki

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