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Would you sell your kidney for Ksh.10 million? Phelix Makhanda thought he had the answer…

It was a good offer that one Phelix Makhanda could not turn down; sell his kidney for Ksh.10 million and pull his family out of poverty.Phelix needed the payout, the idea was to raise money for his younger brother to join Kenyatta University, then use the rest to restart his business which had collapsed due to COVID-19.

“I had to do it for the sake of my family,…“My brother has been admitted to Kenyatta university and immediately I lost everything, my only option was to sell my kidney,” he added.


Before going to Kisumu town, that previous night, Makhanda struggled with the words to have in the card that he hoped would solve his adversities. A desperate young man looking for an instant solution, he made a placard and took to the streets of Kisumu. For hours he held onto it, high up above him, he hoped someone would spot him and maybe buy his kidney.


Soon after, he hit the headlines in the country.Makhanda did not know that these people had leveraged on his hopelessness and pretended to be interested in the kidney, but they kidnapped him and started driving to Mai Mahiu. Fortunately, the speeding vehicle had a tyre burst and veered off the road, landing into a ditch on the roadside.

“I spent the better part of that night writing the placard, after a week I got a call from people who wanted to buy my kidney for 10 million. They came to Kisumu and we traveled for Nairobi but when we got to Mai Mahiu we had a trye burst, and they all ran away, leaving him at the mercy of a stranger who rescued him,” he recalled…..“I had gone through a lot, so selling my kidney did not seem like it was a big deal, it was my last option, I had tried everything to help my brother,” he added.


Today, he runs the Makanda foundation, he no longer needs to sell the kidney….“I got a second chance having escaped what could have been a very tragic ordeal. Through my foundation, I help needy people the same way some stranger came through for me, that is the only way we can make the world a better place,” he said.
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Article By Suzy Nyongesa.


  • peter
    January 11, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    Nataka kuiusa 1 of my kidney help me to get mwenye ata nunua

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