Comedian Felix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang’o has been given 48 hours ultimatum by a young man who had appealed to him to help pay his 3-month rent arrears to collect his money.
Vincent Mboya a 21-year-old Kenyan upcoming artist displayed Sh.18,000 cash and insisted that Jalang’o should collect it from him as a refund for his support.
In his statement, Mboya told the Comedian to arrange and collect back his money at a convenient location.
“Felix Odiwuor (Jalang’o), come for your money. I’m giving you 48 hours you come collect your money. He can pin his location so that we meet and I hand him the cash,” Mboya said.
Mboya added that at the lapse of the 48 hours he would find a way of sending the money.
The young man had thanked Jalas for helping pay his rent but took offence after the comedian lectured him about begging for help.
“I will pay your rent that is not the problem. The Problem is, after this then? Look at these people around here, all they have is a phone and they are doing something. You have to look for ways to push yourself.
“You don’t have to peg your life on somebody else. Because once you paid for this, you will go to the house, what else are you going to do? Don’t look for easy ways in life,” Jalang’o said.
Vincent said that though he was grateful to Jalang’o, the comedian used unnecessary harsh words.
“I was so disappointed. I’m grateful that he helped me, but I don’t think telling me ‘work you’re a ** off’ was necessary,” Mboya stated.
He added: “Sometimes people look down on you because you got nothing. I don’t have problem with him, but when things work out for me as God has planned, I will refund his money.”