• Jimal Rohosafi says he will spend over sh 200 million to fund his foundation that will help young people in the country.
• Jimal said the tournament is open to all members of the local community, regardless of age, gender, or ability.
Businessman Jimal Rohosafi says he will spend over sh 200 million to fund his foundation that will help young people in the country.
Earlier today, the Matatu chairperson announced the launch of Huruma community football tournament that will be happening in April this year.
In his post, Jimal said the tournament is open to all members of the local community, regardless of age, gender, or ability.
"The tournament will be held over the course of three days on this Easter holiday, and will be held at Dragon football field, it will feature a variety of activities and events for participants and spectators alike," he wrote.
Speaking to Mpasho's writer Elizabeth Ngigi, Jimal said the Jamal Foundation cup is about going green to preserve our environment.
"Soon, we want to make all our matatus electric to avoid pollution. As the chairman, I am teaching matatu people how to go green and preserve our environment. I want by the end of the year to have planted about 500,000 trees in all bus stops and terminals in various towns," he said.
Jamal added that the upcoming tournaments are meant to help the youth join clubs to keep them busy.
"We will be helping them in buying uniforms and this will also inspire them to make a living for themselves," he said.
"The first tournament will be in Huruma. We will be speaking to them about sports and why they need to stay away from drugs etc."
In the past, Jamal has talked about coming from a humble background.
"I came from nothing. I was a makanga. No one raised me from there," he told Word Is. "For me to be where I am with what I have right now, I did not get it from anyone."
His followers have so far applauded his new idea.