Popular YouTuber Peter Kabi popularly known as Kabi WaJesus was exposed last week for allegedly having a daughter. The accusation went as far as to say that he had neglected a child he allegedly sired with another woman.
This is after photos he posted of him with a young girl went viral, with some alleging that the baby was his due to their striking resemblance.
But Kabi and his wife, Milly quickly responded in a video to the allegations, expressing displeasure at the way Kenyans had believed the accusations, clarifying that the child was his niece.
Kabi also revealed that he had received a letter from an unnamed individual purporting to be a lawyer demanding he pays child support.
“There has been a rumour doing rounds that I have a kid, a baby called Abby… Around date five, I got a letter, purportedly from a lawyer, that I need to pay child support amounting to Sh181, 895. I immediately thought it was a joke, so I called my lawyer and shared the letter with him. He checked the lawyer’s name and firm on the LSK database, and they do not exist. He told me someone was just trying to blackmail me. So, I ignored and moved on,” he explained.
Setting the record straight, the father of one went to say that the woman alleged to be his ex-wife is actually his cousin. “The lady you see in this picture is my cousin, and the baby we took this picture with is called Abby – she is my niece. How can someone say you are the father of your cousin’s child?” He posed.
In Kabi’s response, the YouTuber noted how quickly Kenyans had adjudged him to be in the wrong, something I am also guilty of doing.
And why is that? I think that as Kenyans we have become accustomed to expecting the worst in our leaders/celebs-Seeing the fault in our stars as it were.
And we tend to come down harder on the leaders/celebs who look too good to be true and those happen to be the ones who profess Christianity as their shield and buckler. And there is also a joy in seeing them fail/fall, the psychological explanation for that is Schadenfreude.
Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another. Schadenfreude is a complex emotion where, rather than feeling sympathy, one takes pleasure from watching someone’s misfortune.
Could this be the reason? Maybe…