Kenyan rapper Lan’g Katalan’g K’Lang has put his kidney up for sale to sustain himself and his family.
Katalan’g, 28, who started his music career six years ago, says he is struggling to provide for his family after spending all his savings during the COVID-19 lockdown last year.
“I spent everything I had during last year’s lockdown. For now, I’m earning nothing and I can’t just sit down and watch as my kids starve,” he said in an interview with a local station.
The artiste revealed his intention to sell one of his kidneys through a Facebook post and has set a price of Sh25 million for the organ. Prospective buyers can make offers via his email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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 Ksh25 Million to any lucky buyer out there,” he wrote adding, “No jokers please!”
He claims to have received a Sh20 million offer for the kidney from a Nigerian national but he rejected it. “I felt that wasn’t enough and am still hunting and waiting for any interested buyer.”
Following his Facebook post, Katalan’g, was allegedly arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday on suspicion of running a body organ syndicate.
“I was questioned for two hours then after explaining my problems I was released,” he says.
The ‘Nataka Kuwa Nawe’ hitmaker hopes to use part of the money he will raise from selling the organ to push his music label “Lan’g Katalang”.