Churchill blasts Govt on Covid-19 containment measures
Comedian Mwalimu King’ang’i has hit out at authorities over what he suggests is the application of double standards on Covid-19 containment measures.
Born Daniel Ndambuki, Mwalimu Kin’gang’i suggested via a Tweet that authorities are keen to stop entertainment activities in the country on the premise of preventing the spread of the virus.
But, he added, the same authorities are helpless to stamp their feet on political activities, and even appear to provide protection for politicians who host mega rallies on a daily basis.
Advertise that comedy is back authorities tell you that Delta is real & lethal..politicians want to sell an agenda and suddenly crowds & Delta are a non-issue..
— Churchill (@MwalimChurchill) August 17, 2021
King’ang’i, also an emcee and radio host, is among those most hit by the pandemic ever since the government banned entertainment-related gatherings in March of 2020.
He has been forced to cancel his weekly Churchill show in Nairobi, an event that brought together dozens of comedians to entertain hundreds of fans and the content aired on NTV.
Even though he replaced that event with the Churchill my journey show where he now does sit-down interviews with personalities, the cancellation has not only left a dent in his pockets but also made several of his employees, including camera crew, production team, and artists, jobless.
Deputy President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga are among politicians that have been hosting mega rallies despite the government’s insisting otherwise..
The journey we start today is intended to create the political and ideological unity to confront the problems afflicting Kenya.
We are coming together with a political and governance framework that ensures our economy works for each and every one of our citizens.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) August 17, 2021
Joined the residents of Dagoretti North for a Holy Mass at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Gatina in Kawangware, Nairobi County and later received greetings from wananchi. pic.twitter.com/mVBkAiPQhv
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) August 15, 2021