Kenyan celebs who’ve been accused of conning people

It’s hard to imagine a celebrity conning people but for some that is the only way they know how to survive despite the fact that they know it is a bad thing.

We take a look at some celebrities who have been caught up in this web.

1. David the Student

The Churchil comedian was last year exposed for conning Kenyans especially those in the diaspora,

One Frank Njoroge took to Facebook to call out the comedian for being a con.

According to Frank, Mike Snr and many others who came out to expose David the student, he has mastered the tricks of conning Kenyans in the diaspora.

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David the Student

He was also accused of  always lying that he’s raising money for his father whom he claims suffers from cancer, relatives hospitalized in coma, his house robbed etc.

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Njoroge’s post read:

Frank Njoroge

Defending himself from the allegations David said

“I have spent time reading this. And some of it is true.(the borrowing of money) But I have NEVER told anyone my dad has cancer! Coming here (America) made me realize life here ain’t what we see and think there’s a dollar tree falling and people catch… being here for a couple of months has made me appreciate the hard work most of you guys .., (Kenyans in America) WORK SO HARD to take care of your families and to live the American dream.

I APOLOGIZE To anybody and everyone.. those I borrowed and those who lent me and I’ve not refunded. I take full responsibility and I am ashamed. Not that Some will care… but the truth is, there’s so much pressure being on tv to live a certain life but in real sense it’s shit crazy and I don’t want to speak for anyone else but it’s CRAZY being famous and BROKE! Comedy in kenya doesn’t pay and most..

MOST promoters here get shows for you later on they do not pay you end up just making money for them… I am NOT in anyway defending my actions… I am taking FULL RESPONSIBILITY of SOME of the accusations… and from the bottom of my heart… I am sorry, The very best in all your hustles. A David the student. “

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2. Wilkins Fadhili

Edwin O Osigro, who goes by the name Wilkins Fadhili on social media, recently found himself in a predicament after his suspicious dealings were exposed.

Fadhili, who is the CEO Fashion Torch Africa, describes himself as a brand strategist, developer, Forbes Africa Top 30 under 30 and Top 40 under 40.

Other than Larry Madowo, some of the big ‘clients’ listed on his website are Edith Kimani, Usain Bolt, Suzzie Beauty, Cold Stone Creamery, Collins Injera and Executive Water’s Anerlisa Muigai.

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Wilkins Fadhili

But his troubles started after he bragged on Twitter how he is working to position BBC Africa Business Editor, Larry Madowo, as a global brand.

However, Larry acted fast in not only disowning the claims but also said he neither knows nor has he ever met Fadhili.

The former NTV news anchor even threatened to take legal action on the tweep

Speaking about the whole issue during an interview with NRG Radio Fadhili said that everything was a mistake.

“I made a mistake of faking it till you make it and at that point while I was working all these posts about me working with Larry Madowo I was baiting these celebs.

I was in this situation where I was creating content that would come out in a way that I was working with these brands(people) so that if they feel that I have evaluated their brand well enough they would be willing to work with me.

I lied about my social media manager because I developed all the content myself.”

3. Chacha

Wazir Benson Masubo Chacha caught the attention of many after being involved in a conning game involving Members of Parliament.

According to DCI boss George Kinoti at the time Chacha had used an ID of a former MP to open an Mpesa account.

“He used an ID number of a former member of parliament to register an M-Pesa account in the name of Sabina Wanjiku Chege. He did this in Donholm and we have all the details.”

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Wazir Chacha

4. Pendo

Everly Munga, the owner of G spot Kenya, an online shop for dildos and s3x toys, shamed the socialite on social media saying Pendo had requisitioned for a vibrator which was delivered at her home address.

Ms Munga, a lawyer, revealed that when she called Pendo during delivery, she was told to leave the package with the gate guard and will receive the Sh5, 000 payment via M-Pesa.

A week later,  Ms Munga had not received the payment, prompting  Pendo to take to social media to address the issue.

“I’m not paying even a dime. I’m sure people didn’t know she sells vibrators and dildos and now she is making money from my branding. But she saw the best way is to put my photo and phone number on social media.”

Pendo
Pendo

She added:

“If we go to court, I will not pay anything because of defamation of character. Business is not handled that way. In fact, she is the one supposed to pay me. I’m not going to sue her, si ametengeneza business yake. Atafutemtumwingine basi.”

She concluded by saying that she won’t be changing her phone number and is going to pick all the calls she will be getting after her digits were exposed to the public.

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These are the Viral Personalities of the year 2018

This year has been quite dramatic for Kenyans especially on social media. Many personalities have gone viral for different stunts they have pulled.

Some of the personalities who have gone viral include.

  1. David the Student

A few months ago, a section of Kenyans in the United States allegedly accused Kenyan comedian David Kangogo better known as “David The student” of conning them.

The comedian had been contacting people in the US in the pretext of fundraising for his dad who he claimed was suffering from cancer.

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2. Redsan

He was exposed in a leaked audio recording, just days after the launch of his latest studio album, Baddest.

The audio, which went viral, was reportedly recorded when Redsan allegedly pounced on and assaulted a Tanzanian producer who was credited for the newly released album.

In the audio, a voice similar to Redsan’s was heard arguing with the producer, who goes by the name Sappy.

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3. Jacque Maribe

She was arrested for assisting in the murder of Monica Kimani allegedly murdered by Maribe’s fiance Jowie. She was released on Bail.

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4. Obado

Obado was accused of killing Sharon Otieno, who was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.  He was later released on bail

Okoth Obado

5. Willy Paul

Willy Paul can be crowned the king of scandals this year because there is always something new with him. Some of the scandals include one where he was recorded assaulting a female who was complaining in a parking lot.

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6. Vera Sidika and Otile Brown

This two have not let Kenyans live in peace especially on social media. From their on and off relationship to their publicity stunts, Otile Brown and Vera Sidika have been on a roll with their viral drama.

Vera Sidika and Otile Brown

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Money Talks!! Check Out Some Of The Top Earning Comedians In Town

Comedy as a career has been on the rise in Kenya. More and more people are coming out to try their luck in comedy and the society has been welcoming.

While some are still trying their luck, there are those that are already making it big; living lavish lifestyles, driving good cars all thanks to comedy.

Check out some of the comedians in Kenya who are making it big just by cracking our ribs:

1. Churchill

Churchill

He has been in the fore front in promoting local talent through his comedy program Churchill Show which airs every Sunday on NTV. The funny comedian who started his career years ago, is living life to the fullest.

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2.Eric Omondi

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He is one of the best comedians in the country and he goes to great lengths to be funny even if it means thinking outside the box.

Eric Omondi is largely popular from his appearance on Churchill show, although he is now doing his own comedy based on doing renditions for songs and everyday life events.

He is clearly not shy to show that he enjoys the best the things life has to offer.

3.Jalang’o

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The comedian whose real name is Felix Oduor, seems to be eating life with a golden spoon.

He came into the limelight after acting in a local program “Papa Shirandula” on citizen TV. His star has shone brighter with each day and he is a jack of all trades as he has many titles to his name.

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4.Mc Jessy

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The witty down to earth comedian hosts Churchill Raw on NTV. Known by many for his funny dance moves while on stage, this comedian has created a name for himself and thanks to his wit, he is now living large and is among the top earning comedians in Kenya.

5.David The Student

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He is the famous Churchill show comedian famed for his Kalenjin accent jokes. Away from comedy, he is a model and an MC.

Thanks to his comic side, he is able to enjoy the best life has to offer. He owns a Subaru and a range rover sport. Pesa Otas!!

He recently came under public attack after being accused by people of conning them using his ‘celebrity’ status as a camouflage.

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6.Chipukeezy

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He is a witty comedian known for his Kamba accent, where he tells tales from his Kamba relatives when he joined the Churchill show family. His comical nature did not go unnoticed as he is now doing his own shows on you tube.

He now runs a show on Ebru TV alongside being Director of NACADA.

7.Oga Obinna

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Obinna is a local comedian largely known for his Nigerian accent. He has been on Churchill Show but is currently running his own show on Ebru Tv. He is among the best comedians in Kenya who are raking it big.

8.Wilbroda

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Famously known as Shirandula’s wife, Wilbroda is arguably the only female comedian and actress standing today as the most successful in this industry.

She has been in the show Papa Shirandula for years now, where she plays a crucial role.

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‘I live in Kinoo and I’m okay with that, no one cares,’ MC Jessy reacts after David the Student was accused of conning people abroad

Former Churchill raw comedian David the student and media personality Kobi Kihara have recently been under harsh public criticism.

David was accused of conning people of their hard earned money taking advantage of his ‘celebrity status’

On the other hand Kobi Kihara was ridiculed for stealing content and posting it as her own to the point of her completely shutting down her social media platforms.

Kobi Kihara

Speaking on the issue of David the student, MC Jessy who hosts Churchill raw says that hio ni shida ya kujiekelea.

Answering the question on why David the student would con people of their money, Jessy says

“Reality is everything. You don’t have to have a social media life to survive. Kama wewe ni mtu wa mutura kula mutura. No one cares. Mi naishi life yangu huku Kinoo. When I realized that I, nikasema hakuna pressure.”

He added that the pressure a celeb may have is not from outside but from within. He also explained that comedy was paying well citing the examples of MCA Tricky, also a Churchill Show comedian who is flourishing.

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David the student

He emphatically said that as long as somebody is working in the Churchill Show they should be doing well, insisting that they don’t play around with their artists money.

His advice to celebs like Kobi Kihara on social media usage was to use it to market themselves saying:

“Live your own life. Look at Huddah, she changed her social media profile to market herself. Now she has Huddah Cosmetics on her page. That is wisdom. Also Vera has done the same (Selling her new salon Vera Sidika beauty parlour).”

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