Nairobi News

Must ReadWhat's Hot

Ndindi Nyoro’s lookalike blames MP for ‘little’ financial support

Kenyan musician Joshua Kiprop Chemei has accused Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro of not giving him enough financial support after he approached the lawmaker for help.

Chemei gained popularity for his resemblance to the vocal lawmaker and went viral on social media after holding up a placard asking for financial support for his struggling music career.

The lawmaker responded to the call and met Chemei on April 26, 2023, reportedly giving him Sh100,000 after being impressed by his singing abilities.

However, Chemei claims the gift was insufficient and he spent it all on buying a single speaker.

He expressed disappointment that he did not receive the Sh500,000 and a car gift that another musician from Rift Valley received from Kapseret MP, Oscar Sudi.

Chemei has since appealed to well-wishers to help him raise funds to support his family and music career, stating that he is currently broke and stranded in Nairobi.

“I wish he could have given me Sh500,000 to build a house. He could also have bought me a Probox which I would have greatly appreciated,” he complained.

He also expressed interest in working for Nyoro as a microphone holder. It is unclear how Nyoro will react to Chemei’s complaints, and the musician’s demands have drawn mixed reactions from Kenyans, with some accusing him of greed and having an entitlement mentality.

“I plead with Kenyans to contribute for me so that I can build a house and be able to take my children to school. Nowadays, I cannot even borrow since people think I am a millionaire,” he said.

Also read: How Cameroonian in Sh53 million gold scam was ‘arrested’ at JKIA while trying to flee