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Mammito speaks amidst backlash over Jowie sentence skit

Comedian Eunice Wanjiru Njoki, known as Mammito has finally broken her silence after her controversial comedy skit addressing Joseph Irungu’s recent death sentence.

The social media post, which touched on Jowie, and his conviction, sparked heated debates and criticism across Kenya, with many calling for its removal.

Mammito, renowned for her comedic prowess, found herself in the eye of the storm as the majority of Kenyans condemned her actions, urging her to take down the video.

However, in her response earlier today, Mammito expressed a surprising sentiment, claiming that her skit had achieved an unexpected outcome – uniting the people of Kenya.

In her statement, Mammito said:

“I have a witnessed a very rare occurrence something that has not happened since 2002 people from every background uniting together for a reason, to cook me. It gives me hope for the future that one day we shall unite and fight against corruption and other things ailing our country. Am in hot fire now, my soul wipes . I am but a small thin woman with no buttocks and am not as attractive, how dare I joke about a beautiful accused person , but your unity how it fills my soul!”


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The comedian’s skit, which humorously tackled Jowie’s sentencing for the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, elicited a range of reactions from Kenyans.

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While some found it amusing, others expressed outrage and disappointment, labeling it as insensitive to the severity of the matter at hand.

The backlash on social media was swift, with comments pouring in condemning Mammito’s comedic approach to such a grave subject.

Comments ranged from labeling her actions as “high-class insensitivity” and “heartless” to questioning her empathy towards Jowie’s family in such a trying time.

One commenter, @massawejapanni, expressed disbelief, stating, “Really??? High-class insensitivity.”

While another user, @thecremedelacreme, remarked, “Heartless 😭 No Beauty @ No Brains, Just Wrong 😢.”

@cess_wainaina shared a personal experience, saying, “I went to prison 4 days ago for a med camp ppl are going through it. Mammito no! I luv u but no!!” Others, like @felixhabibi, speculated on Mammito’s actions if the situation were reversed, suggesting that she wouldn’t find it funny if the tables were turned.

However, amidst the criticism, there were some who offered a different perspective. @mozz_njau hinted at the possibility of Mammito being supportive of the verdict due to personal connections

@abbeymickey_ shared insights from interacting with individuals who’ve experienced prison firsthand, emphasizing the harsh reality behind the comedic portrayal.

The controversy surrounding Mammito’s skit comes in the wake of Jowie’s sentencing on Wednesday, March 13, 20924, where he was condemned to death by Justice Grace Nzioka of the High Court of Kenya.

Joseph Kuria Irungu alias Jowie was handed a death sentence after he was found guilty of the gruesome murder of businesswoman Monicah Kimani in 2018.