Comedian Churchill celebrates birthday but present is stolen

Churchill Ndambuki had an interesting 42nd birthday yesterday as he was celebrated by Youtube with an award for reaching 1.06 million subscribers. The special award ceremony hosted by YouTube at Movenpick Hotel, Nairobi.

The awards were presented to him by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina C. Mohamed, with Google Kenya Country Director, Charles Murito and Africa PR Lead for Google, Dorothy Ooko, also present.

Churchill Ndambuki with Chipukeezy
Churchill Ndambuki with Chipukeezy at the event

The comedian still received an award but not with the artefact that he was supposed to receive with it, the priceless golden button meant for the comedian.

The golden button
The golden button

It was Ms Ooko who revealed the sad news that the golden button was stolen while in transit to Kenya but she told Churchill that he shouldn’t worry as they had already placed an order for another one, which would be delivered at a later date.

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The comic wan’t in a sulking mood and wrote on his Instagram page;

Faaaam! We made it 🔥🔥
Such a timely gift.. hii ata si imetosha birthday.
Thanks to the Churchill show family, our comedians and you, our fans for getting us to this milestone.
#YouTubeGoldButtonAward#Google4Kenya

The WaJesus Family, Joanna Kinuthia, Wabosha Maxine, Alex Mathenge and Waniz Sharon were also awarded at the colourful event.

Reaching a million subscribers in Kenya is no mean feat only coming second to Citizen TV which has 1.43 million subscribers. His numbers while noteworthy pale in comparison to PewDiePie who is a Swedish Youtuber who has 101 million subscribers!

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