Lucy Gatimu, a mother of three, earns a living by doing people’s laundry for pay. Through this has captured the hearts of netizens who give her work.
However, yesterday Lucy fell victim of online bullying.
It all started when one Twitter user @OsamaOtero took to his account urging his followers to take it upon themselves to help less privileged children with school necessities whenever possible.
The seemingly sensible tweep further went on to tell his followers to take some money from their drinking budgets to help someone in need.
Lucy then took to the comment section where she wrote, “Start with me niko na my two girls wako shule na I need extra uniform niache kufua kila siku.”
Otero then took a cold tackle at Lucy, asking her to sell the phone she was using to tweet and buy the kids the spare uniform, then buy a cheaper phone with the balance.
This and consequent comments from @OsamaOtero angered a section of twitter users who castigated his actions.
Following the online bullying incident, KOT stepped up and decided to help Lucy. What started as a simple funds drive for her children’s uniform, raised a sum large enough to sustain Lucy and her daughters for days to come.
Hello Lucy Gatimu,
We trust that you are well today.
As deepAfrica we honor your hustle.
Therefore we would like to help you along, by giving a FREE domain name and a simple Kawebsite to help you promote your hustle.
Kindly contact us on 0712 500 500.
— deepAfrica.com (@deepAfricaWorld) February 3, 2020
Dear Lucy Gatimu please transfer the funds to your respective Bank Account. Probably you have reached the maximum Mpesa balance limit of Ksh 100k. Alternatively send us you bank account we send the money direct to the bank. IJAYO SIKU NJEMA
— Steve Martin's 🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@StevoTinez) February 3, 2020
Maybe we should open a paybill number for Lucy Gatimu. I tried sending her something small but message says Mpesa Failed. I guess her Mpesa account is full.
May The Almighty bless her hustle.
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) February 3, 2020
Lucy Gatimu has received over ksh 100,000
Wacha Mungu aitwe Mungu pic.twitter.com/x1X0eVchCB
— 🌹Mrs Reverend (@rosekamau_) February 3, 2020