Churchill Show comedian Peter Wamwea, popularly known as Consumator has come out to plead for help from well-wishers to continue his comedy career.
In a recent interview, the comic noted that life has not been the same since his dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019 while he was at the peak of his career.
Consumator noted that when COVID-19 kicked in in 2020, his life changed drastically and everything came to a halt including his comedy career and business.
The comic said he used all his savings on his dad's treatment and he was later forced to sell some of his household items in order to foot some medical bills.
"As the family's breadwinner, I used all my savings on my dad's treatment. After undergoing surgery, he has been going for checkups at least once a week. I had to sell everything I had in my house to pay for my dad's treatment," Consumator said.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Consumator moved in with a friend and agreed to cost-share rent but he could not afford which made his life unbearable.
They paid Ksh3,000 each.
"I had rent arrears for four months, and one of my friends got tired of me. So one day, he kicked me out of the house at night. It was shameful because people around that area knew me," he stated.
He disclosed that he has reached out to several comedians and friends for help but they have all turned their backs against him.
"I called several people, and only one lady from church helped me. She offered me a job as a caretaker at her compound in Ngong, where I have been staying up to now. I do vibarua (menial) jobs such as ploughing, slashing etc. If I don't get those jobs, I can't get food but thank God I have a great neighbour who has been supporting me," Consumator said.
As a result, he has asked Kenyans to help him make a come back to the comedy industry.
"I want people to stand with me. If you have events or jobs, contact me. The little I get from emceeing events will help me get on my feet. Number two, I'm starting a YouTube show as a comeback, and I need help to shoot it," he said.