Churchill Show Comedian Jemutai has appealed for help from well wishers to enable her make ends meet and to pay her rent arrears that have accumulated to a huge figure.
Jemutai took to her social media page and posted a message seeking to sell her Facebook account for Ksh1.7 million to enable her clear her debt including rent arrears.
“I am a mother of two and a comedian. Life is becoming hard every day and I have lots of arrears. I want to sell my Facebook account to anyone in business. It has over 850,000 followers. I am selling at Ksh2 bob per follower,” Jemutai pleaded.
“I want to be able to start a business and take care of my children. I know it is was a desperate move but I wanted to pay my bills. As a mother I would do anything for my kids,” she added.
Jemutai further asked her followers not to blame her boss Daniel Ndambuki (Churchill), as witnessed in previous situations.
“I don’t want anyone to blame Churchill as I don’t have any issues with him. He is such a nice boss. Selling my account was my personal decision because that’s like my asset,” Jemutai stated.
Jemutai has joined a number of celebrities including the late Othuol Othuol (Ben Maurice Omondi), Njoro the comedian and actor Omosh (Peter Kinuthia) who have openly admitted publicly to be struggling to make their end meets.
During the burial of Othuol Othuol on October 24, 2020, Churchill urged comedians to focus on being brand ambassadors and create content online.
“I’m not the government. I’m not funded by the government. I’m just a person who had a small dream and whose ambition was to change the lives of as many Kenyans as I could and make them realize their dreams,” Churchill said.
Government directive of suspending public gathering and the closure of entertainment joints due to the increase in Covid-19 infections has adversely affected the entertainment industry.
Comedian Felix Odiwour popularly known as Jalang’o had advised artists to relocate from Nairobi County to other towns.
“We have places opened and operating in Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, Kericho, Malindi. Just plan and go! They need your talent. Book your events out of Nairobi.
“Go accept the small pay, small gigs, and build a new audience! Eldoret, Kitale, Kakamega, Busia are all open. Just go,” he reiterated,” Jalang’o advised.