Comedian Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill (left) on stage with Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua during the Churchill@40 event at the KICC, Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITUComedian Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill (left) on stage with Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua during the [email protected] event at the KICC, Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
By HILARY KIMUYU

Machakos governor Alfred Mutua has promised to name a road in his constituency after celebrated comedian Daniel Ndambuki better known as Churchill.

The governor made the offer during the comedian’s grand birthday party dubbed [email protected] which was held on Friday night at Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

“What you have done for this country is great and I promise to tarmac and name the road that leads to your home after you,” said Mutua during the sold out event whose audience included Churchill’s fellow entertainers and political leaders.

Churchill performs on stage during the Churchill@40 at the KICC, Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Churchill performs on stage during the [email protected] at the KICC, Nairobi. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

The event however turned out to be a praise show for the man of the hour and not a night of comedy.

Churchill expressed his gratitude and privilege in witnessing the growth of comedy over the last 15 years ago.

“I am happy to see comedy in Kenya become not only a full-fledged career for professionals, but also one of the most lucrative careers in the country. It is an achievement I’m proud of,” he said.

Churchill (far left) is joined on stage by the Redykulass trio of (from left) Walter Mongare, John Kiarie and Tony Njuguna during the Churchill@40 event at KICC. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

Churchill (far left) is joined on stage by the Redykulass trio of (from left) Walter Mongare, John Kiarie and Tony Njuguna during the [email protected] event at KICC. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU