Abel Mutua and Phillip Karanja are two of the biggest names in the movie and film industry in Kenya. The two have shaped the industry as far as directing and script-writing go, something the country desperately needs more of.
But a story by Abel this week reveals that they might have just been a memory had an incident they had in 2008 gone the whole way.
On his Instagram page, in a show dubbed Young and Stupid, Abel Mutua shared a video detailing the events of what transpired between him, Karanja, and their crew from Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) back in 2008.
“In 2008 we were in our final year in college and being our last year we decided to grace the stage for the last time. At that time celebrity status had already kicked since it was our second year in Tahidi High. We participated in the drama festivals that took place at The Railway Training Institute where I was crowned as the best male actor and as usual, Abel and OJ went out there and started throwing insults to RTI students because KIMC had won,” narrated Karanja.
Mutua added that this display angered The Railway Training Institute students and thus they decided to block the exit starting a war. “We were surrounded by over 200 hundred students from The Railway Training Institute. That is when they started attacking we Tahidi High actors. OJ approached them and boldly asked them what they wanted. The crowd pulled us, and I was taken by one, and the other one took OJ,” narrated the duo.
It was so bad that Karanja peed on himself and as such it was left to Mutuato come up with an escape plan. “Things got worse and girls from Kenya Institue of Mass Communication decided to hide at a corner and with no time, the RTI students were headed to the direction of our bus. Our props were wooden and one of the students from our rival school got into the bus with paraffin and lit the props bringing the bus down to ashes as we watched,” added Mutua.
Watch the rest of their story below: