A small scale farmer from Rongai in Nakuru County has won kshs 100,000 from the Kenya Charity Sweepstake lottery.
Mr. Joseph Kenduiwa, 66, a father of six spent kshs 50 to play a lottery ticket on Friday and when the draw was done the following day he ascertained that he had pocketed the amount. He said he was resting in his house when the good news reached him via his mobile phone. He said he was surprised because he had not expected the outcome to come too soon.
He said since his all children are independent adults he will use the money to boost his family farming. “The money has come at the right time because this year’s crop failed because of being invaded by pests and worms. Now this money will be a major boost for the next planting season,” said the farmer who travelled to Nairobi to collect his cheque at the Kenya Charity Sweepstake in the city yesterday (Wednesday).
The winner said he has been playing lottery for the last four years and has been winning between kshs 150 and 1500. “In my last victory 2yrs ago, I scooped kshs 1500,”he said while exhibiting his excitement in winning the kshs 100,000.
He commended Kenya Charity Sweepstake for assisting needy cases around the country. “I urge Kenyans to participate in the charity lottery because it is a win win game. If you don’t win, the proceeds goes to assist needy Kenyans,” he said