Kakamega Philanthropist’s Mission Of Giving Back To Society

By Andanje Wakhungu

Parents in South Kabras Ward in Kakamega County have every reason to smile after a well-wisher stepped forward to assist vulnerable learners in the hour of need. Mr Zacharia Mula Mula, a certified public accountant with vast professional experience in auditing and accounting, has taken over the responsibility of educating about 50 learners, right from the primary, secondary, and college levels, by assisting them to pay fees and other items, among them school uniforms. 

Philanthropist Zacharia Mula Mula

His latest gesture was the purchase of new uniforms and foodstuffs for the needy pupils of Mahira Primary; he later introduced them to the other learners under his care. Mr Mula Mula’s passion for education has also seen him extend an olive branch to Shamberere and Chombeli primary special schools, where he donated food supplies. He intends to spread the gesture to other schools in extreme need. Mr MulaMula stated that he was giving back to society since he also underwent the same challenges when growing up, hence the need to uplift and give hope to them. “We are committed to assisting where possible, and if we get more resources, we shall increase the number of beneficiaries. We are the role models, and as such, we should portray good morals that will also inspire them to assist the next generation, and that is the spirit going forward.” He said he was looking forward to not only preserving our culture and heritage as was practised by our forefathers but also creating a platform where the new generation can be able to learn, identify, and associate themselves with the community.

“We shall be holding bullfighting competitions in several locations where winners will participate in the finals come December, and this is besides our Mula Mula tournament. We also nurture talent to cope with the new school syllabus, the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). There is a need for young people to embrace sports, as it is one of the highest-paying careers globally.

The philanthropist’s PA Barnabas Makanga added that the Mula Mula initiative was also targeting to feed widows and school-going children, where they distribute foodstuffs to the homesteads so that pupils can have a meal in the evenings and be able to wake up and go to school with vigour. ‘Our son has put in place a proper timetable that we are keenly following to ensure the community and our immediate neighbours have something to smile about, and we will continue with this implementation to reach as many households as possible’