Twin brothers on the spot for assaulting woman
Two men have distanced themselves from assault allegations leveled against them after a video surfaced online showing them appearing to get involved in a physical altercation with a woman.
— People's Watchman (@bonifacemwangi) October 18, 2021
In a statement released by their company, namely Wapi pay, Eddie and Paul Ndichu, who are twins, say the viral video is not a true reflection of the events from the fateful night.
“We found the story distasteful and troubling and want to firmly state that any type of behaviour involving violence against women does not reflect our values nor does it reflect those of Eddie and Paul,” part of the statement issued by Wapi Pay reads.
“Our understanding is that the allegations and video currently being shared on social media, albeit horrific and regrettable, do not depict the true events that transpired that night,” it added.
They said that they were pacifying fighting women and acting in self-defence, not what has been alleged.
“To be clear, Paul and Eddie got involved in an attempt to neutralize a confrontation between two women and to defend themselves from certain aggressors.”
They further said that the matter has since been reported to the police and the DCI for investigations and action.
“The matter has been reported to the police and DCI for further investigation and resolution. Pending this, we request restraint be exercised in potentially and unfairly spreading misinformation that has no factual basis,” the statement adds.
— Wapi Pay (@wapi_pay) October 19, 2021
On Monday, Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai asked the women who complained about the incident on social media to make a formal report to the police.
The IG said that the women were yet to make any report over the matter despite an amateur video making rounds on social media where the incident was allegedly captured.
“This incident should be reported to the nearest police station for action,” Mutyambai said.
Kenyans were riled by the incident including media personality Janet Mbugua who happens to be the wife of Eddie Ndichu.
In a tweet, Mbugua condemned the violence against women saying that justice should prevail irrespective of who is involved.
“I am saddened by increasing incidents of Gender-Based Violence. Over the last decade, I have joined my voice in efforts to #EndGBV. I condemn all forms of GBV irrespective of who is involved and will continue to speak out against it. We have laws in Kenya and justice must prevail,” tweeted Janet Mbugua.
The two tied the knot in 2015 in an invite-only wedding held at the picturesque Chaka Ranch in Nyeri.
However, after the birth of their second born, reports indicated that Mbugua and Ndichu had separated.
In 2019 Mbugua raised eyebrows after unfollowing her husband Eddie Ndichu on social media.
Janet also changed her bio on her Instagram page, editing out wife and retaining just “mum of two”.
However the couple has not yet come out in public to deny or confirm the separation rumours.