When someone makes it in this life, it’s always assumed that they must have slept their way to the top. But one thing people don’t seem to understand is that success is not sexually transmitted and it’s not science. Those who have worked hard over the years, have seen the fruits of their sweat.
Eric Omondi is the perfect example of people who have worked hard and used their talents to their advantage. He’s among the most celebrated comedians in the country and he’s proven that he can really crack our ribs.
Comedians have always made fun of Eric’s body, because he’s slim and the funny thing is that he hasn’t changed even from way back. He’s still the same size and he took the opportunity of sharing a throwback photo of him in his school uniform and beside him is a lady whom he went ahead to reveal is his sister and not his high school sweetheart.
He said, “That is not my High school sweetheart, that’s my baby sister Irene Adhiambo Omondi.”
Eric’s journey has not been easy and he has had his own fair share of struggles. He revealed that his house was once locked and all his stuff auctioned because he couldn’t pay rent for 5 months.
“Sometime in September of 2010 while living in Nairobi West my house was locked and all my stuff auctioned… I had a 5 month rent arrear… This was during the break between season one of Churchill Live and Season two… I was as famous as I was broke… On that fateful day my neighbours watched in owe as two pick ups carried away my things and as the Caretaker “politely” asked me to step out of the house so he could lock the door… All these happened at midday… AS I walked out of the compound totally dejected…I remember saying to God ‘You are my LORD make me LandLord one day‘.”
Well, Eric is now building rental apartments and he’s more than grateful to God for seeing him through.