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Kobya, a victim of a hit and run, needs a helping hand

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Kobya in hospital following the hit and run.

Friends of Nimbin local and Australian African musician Kobya are appealing for help. Kobya was injured in a hit and run incident on Monday 15 April and his partner Kooka was killed in the accident friends are asking for donations to help Kobya as he recovers from both his loss of Kooka and injuries.

Both Kooka and Kobya were thrown across the street when they were hit by a northbound vehicle on Cecil Street in Nimbin and Kooka died at the scene.

Kobya was left badly injured with a broken leg, dislocated shoulder and wounds on his head and right side of his body.

Friends have said on the GoFundMe page that, ‘Kobya will need time to heal and has had to pull out of his music gigs which are his man source of income.’

‘We are asking for any help, as small as $5 (a cup of coffee) if you can spare it to assist. Kobya has been living in hi van/mobile home for many years but now needs somewhere stable and warm to stay across winter to help him heal.’

If you can afford to lend Kobya a hand go the Help Kobya Heal GoFundMe page.  

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  1. Summerland Credit Union Nimbin are accepting donations from customers and community
    We have kick started the fundraising with $200 and have a card for people to sign and leave messages if support


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