Man who made headlines when he spent over N1.7 million on his son's birthday takes to Facebook to beg for financial assistance




A Kenyan man made headlines in September 2016 when he spent a huge amount of money to celebrate his son’s birthday. Sadly, he is now in deep financial distress and is asking for donations.

The man, identified as Douglas Otieno Owila, from Kisumu in Kenya, reportedly spent KSh 500,000 ( over N1.7 million ) on his son’s birthday almost three years ago and the celebration featured on local blogs. The extravagant birthday bash went on for three days and had the young boy entertained by traditional dancers while surrounded by heavy security men.

But, on March 19, 2019, Owila was arrested and detained at Kodiago GK Prisons where he spent the night on Tuesday after he failed to raise KSh 100,000 (over N355K) bond to secure the release of a friend.

The politician had given his motorbike logbook as surety which he later sold, prompting a Kisumu court to order his immediate arrest. His situation became worse when the accused person failed to show up for court sessions throughout the period in which the case went on.

By close of business on Wednesday, March 20, his family and friends had only raised KSh 70,000. The plea for financial assistance continues on Facebook to secure his release.

Man who made headlines when he spent over N1.7 million on his son

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