A Kenyan artiste is now selling his kidney to help him sustain himself and his family during these harsh economic times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Making the announcement on Facebook on Tuesday, April 6, Lan’g Katalan’g K’Lang says that he is ready to cash in on one of his kidneys. K’Lang has set a price of KSh25 million for his organ.
“Good morning Africa. Good morning Kenya. Good morning Nairobi. Am a 28 year old Kenyan youth in my sound mind .It is with regret that I announce the sale of my Kidney at a marked price of Ksh 25 Million to any lucky buyer out there,” wrote the rapper.
K’Lang is calling upon anyone who is in need of a kidney to reach out to him via his email, [email protected], to begin immediate transplant. “NO JOKERS PLEASE !” He says.
In a phone interview with TV47 Digital, the father of two says he spent every saving he had during last year’s COVID-19 lockdown, when the country introduced strict measures like the banning of all forms of gatherings, to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“I spent everything I had during last year’s lockdown. For now I’m earning nothing and I can’t just seat down and watch as my kids starve,” says the artiste who started his music career back in 2015.
He says that earlier this week, he met a Nigerian who was interested in buying his kidney, only that he did not meet his price target.
“Yesterday [Monday, April 5] I received a client from Nigeria and he was offering me 20 million. I felt that wasn’t enough and am still hunting and waiting for any interested buyer.”
He was arrested, later released
On Wednesday morning, the artiste was arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations following his Facebook post, on suspicions of running a body organ syndicate.
“I was arrested by the DCI officials on Wednesday morning inquiring about my decisions. I was questioned for two hours then after explaining my problems I was released.”
K’Lang says that some of his family members thought he had mental problems because of the decision to sell his kidney. They even forced him to Matharu Mental Hospital.
“Some of my family members thought I was mad. They even mobilized and took me to Mathari hospital. However, I explained to them that am okay and currently the family is okay. We are trying to bond and as I’m trying to let them see my situation.”
K’Lang has worked with veteran artists like Kenya’s Big Pin. He has a single, ‘Nataka Kuwa Nawe’ featuring the legendary Chege Chigunda from Tanzania.
He is banking on the money he will get from selling his kidney to turn around his life for the better as well as push his music label “Lan’g Katalang”.