The late comedian Ayeiya passed on in 2017 in a grisly road accident. The comic was becoming a star in the industry and great things were expected of him before his untimely death.
Since then many have mourned the late Ayeiya missing the loss of such a generational talent. But years later new revelations are emerging about the aftermath of his death.
Fellow comedian Paul ‘Wakimani’ Ogutu who was at the wheel when the car crashed, has divulged that he had been sued by Ayeiya’s family. Others who were in the same car were actor Maina Olwenya and Ayeiya’s wife.
They accused him of causing the death of their loved one, and are demanding Sh21million in compensation. The comic who was speaking to OG Lorenzo said,
“After Kuzika Ayeiya we came back to Nairobi, and when we came back to Nairobi I thought that everyone understood that it was an accident kama Kawaida. So after a week or two, the wife (Ayeiya’s Wife) called me akaniambia ako na Barua yangu, so nikasema niko na shughuli kidogo nikimaliza I will come. That day sikuweza kukutana na yeye, then I met her on the second day. On that second day she was serving me a court order.
The court order was demanding that I pay her sh21million.
“A court order that I am supposed to pay for killing her husband. It’s not a lie what Zeddy said, ati nadaiwa Sh21 million and it’s not a lie what the bloggers said ati nadaiwa pesa by the family. The family has been constant, mimi nimejaribu sana vitu ziwork between me and the family,” said Paul Wakimani Ogutu in part.”
He went on to state that the case is still before the court of law and its hearing was stopped due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
He then explained to Lorenzo how the sh21 million figure had been reached saying that the lawyers had calculated the late Ayeiya’s salary against what his potential earnings would have been until retirement before his death.
“Which I will say here right now the cases in Court I cannot talk about the case but I can share what I have received. So I am in court that is also what made me to go into depression. Case iko court ni Corona tu imesimamisha.”
He then explained that it was Ayeiya who had called him to come and pick him up adding that he would not sacrifice a friend. He then adduced that the incident had caused his career to falter.
Ogutu made it clear that after the accident, things went south and he went into alcoholism, where he could drink himself silly, only to wake up by the roadside the next morning. The interview is below: