Isaac Macharia: Retired athlete with big heart for philanthropy

Isaac Macharia competes at the 2017 Osaka marathon. PHOTO | POOL

What you need to know:

  • Not for Isaac Macharia, a self-made hustler from a remote village in Nyahururu who has attended the same church service with Washington where the star worships together with such greats as LA Lakers legend Magic Johnson
  • He offers free education to 300 students in Kenweed School, an institution he built with the help of friends in Ngong eight years ago
  • The Kenswed Hospital offers healthcare services at a subsidised rate, with many services free for the vulnerable and young mothers
  • Macharia said that he was motivated by a strong desire to help alleviate poverty and bring changes through education; a tool he says changed his life

How does one feel to share a church pew with film megastar Denzel Washington?


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