Former Member of Parliament for Mikumi and Hip-Hop Bongo Flava Artist, Joseph Haule, popularly known as Professor Jay, visited the Tanzanian Parliament today, November 09, 2023, upon the invitation of the Speaker of Parliament. Members of Parliament warmly welcomed him.
Speaking after leaving the Parliament chamber, Prof. Jay said, “I have been received very well, starting from the gatekeepers who cheered me on. Additionally, my fellow MPs and Parliamentary staff were very pleased to see me. I am delighted to meet with the MPs I served with between 2015 and 2020, many of whom considered me their role model. They have come to congratulate me and have shown their support and cooperation.”
Professor Jay is a kidney failure survivor who spent more than 462 days in the hospital, including several stays in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Following his remarkable recovery, Professor Jay has taken a philanthropic initiative by establishing the Prof. Jay Foundation. This foundation is dedicated to assisting individuals facing kidney-related challenges in our country. His personal experience has motivated him to give back to the community and provide support to those in need of kidney-related medical care and assistance.