On Saturday evening, comedian 2mbili attempted to conduct an online fundraiser for the medical bills of gospel musician Mwana Mtule. Unfortunately, the event did not proceed as planned during that time.
2mbili had earlier announced that he would go live on his social media accounts from Ward 10B at the Kenyatta National Hospital, where the gospel singer is currently hospitalized. Mwana Mtule is undergoing treatment, and efforts were underway to raise funds for his hospital bill, which had risen to almost half a million Kenyan Shillings.
“Family, I will be live-streaming from my social media accounts starting at 11 p.m. in Ward 10B at KNH to fundraise for Mwana Mtule’s medical bill, which is now 400k plus!!” 2mbili wrote on his Instastories.
He added, “Money will be sent directly to his Paybill: 891300, Acc. Number: 82998.”
True to his announcement, the live stream started as planned on Saturday evening before being interrupted by a hospital official who instructed them to stop recording videos as it was not allowed in the hospital.
“Sorry, folks, we had to end the live stream because it is against the law according to the management of KNH!!! Thank you for your contributions,” 2mbili wrote in a statement.
A video circulating on social media shows a hospital official informing the comedian that recording videos and taking pictures at KNH is not allowed.
2mbili, leading the online fundraiser, was seen negotiating with the female official, urging her to allow them to conclude the fundraising session.
“Okay, we’ve broken the rules. But you need to allow us to say goodbye and inform the patient that we are leaving. We can’t just leave without bidding farewell. We even have a pastor here; he must pray for the patient before we go,” 2mbili was heard telling the official.
The official informed him that she had already informed Mwana Mtule’s wife about the hospital’s policy against taking photos.
Stevo Simple Boy was among the prominent figures who had shown up at KNH during the live stream to support their fellow musician, who has been unwell for several weeks.