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Uongo buana! YY Comedian reacts to Wakimani’s claims that Churchill gave them cars

YY comedian has taken issue with his fellow comedian, Wakimani, also known as Paul Oguttu, following recent claims that their mentor, Churchill, bought cars for them.

YY refuted these assertions, stating categorically that Churchill never purchased cars for anyone, and Wakimani’s statements might unfairly portray some creatives as ungrateful.

Expressing his concern, YY clarified the situation, emphasizing the need to set the record straight.

He questioned the motives behind the showroom story and urged caution, pointing out the potential damage it could cause to the reputations of those involved.

“Let me clarify because a lot of people are asking, no one bought us cars… no one, Paul, you can’t make people look that ungrateful. Whose interest is all this showroom story serving?”

YY also highlighted the challenge faced by comedians in responding to these claims without appearing as if they are in conflict with Churchill, emphasizing the importance of truth in such matters.

“Comedians can’t talk because they will look like they are ‘fighting’ Churchill, and everyone is too careful looking for an angle to respond to this story. The truth is, nobody bought us cars, sijui mahali Paulo ametoka na iyo story,” he said.

In a recent interview with Plug Tv, Wa Kimani shed light on a significant moment when Churchill went above and beyond to assist the comedians, debunking the notion that the iconic comedian did not support his colleagues.

“One day, Churchill called many of us who were on the Laugh Industry and asked us to say what we wanted.

He said, ‘You people claim I have never helped any of you and that I do not even support you.’ He asked us what we wanted him to do for us on that particular day. Some of us said they wanted cars, while others wanted him to support them in doing shows,” revealed Wa Kimani.

He said that comedians were divided into groups based on their preferences – those desiring cars and those seeking financial support for shows.

Churchill generously provided each group of three with sh300,000 to organize and perform shows outside Nairobi.

For those aspiring to own cars, Wa Kimani said Churchill directed them to showrooms to select their vehicles.

Wa Kimani expressed that some comedians still use the cars that Churchill bought for them during that time.

While he couldn’t recall specific individuals who received cars, he mentioned that comedian Eddie Butita, Njoro, Jemutai, Karis, among others, were part of the group benefiting from Churchill’s support.

“…Those who wanted cars were directed to go to showrooms and choose a car. There are people who still have those cars to date.

Churchill gave us money and that is one thing most of these comedians have never said about him. It was also one of the best day in being in the laugh industry.”