Eddie Ndichu issues statement, says he’s ‘extremely saddened’ by stories of how he allege*ly h****sed women over the weekend

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 20:05 | 2 mins read
A photo collage of Eddie Ndichu and screenshot of the alleged video where they are accused of assaulting women. PHOTOS/COURTESY

Following the video that has since gone viral on social media of Eddie Ndichu and his twin brother Paul Ndichu allegedly assaulting women at a city hotel, Eddie has issued a statement.

According to one of the victims who spoke on social media, in a viral video, the two brothers allegedly assaulted her sister at Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi, after they (the women) allegedly declined sexual advances.

In his statement, he says that he is extremely saddened by the incident but would not give a comment as the matter is being handled by the appropriate authorities.

"For now I have taken some time off to reflect on this embarrassing and unfortunate situation and will cooperate with all stakeholders to ensure a speedy conclusion of the matter," the statement read in parts.

This comes shortly after he stepped down from his position as a board member of the Association of Fintechs in Kenya (AFIK), as announced by the association. 

In a public statement released on Tuesday, October 19, AFIK said the board held a meeting on Monday where Eddie stepped down after unfortunate allegations levelled against him went viral in the public discourse. 

“The Board of the Associations of Fintechs in Kenya (hereinafter “the Board”) takes note of the unfortunate allegations made against our member Eddie Ndichu following an altercation at a city hotel on Saturday the 17 of October 2021. The allegations are now subject to public discourse, particularly on social media platforms,” AFIK said in the statement. 

The Board of AFIK said it regrets the current circumstances adding that it does not in any way condone gender-based violence or violence of any kind.

“The Association remains firmly committed to its objective of ensuring utmost integrity and advocating for the wellbeing of the finch community and technology industry at large,” AFIK further stated. 

Eddie and his brother Paul Ndichu also suffered a major blow on Tuesday after one of the investors in their Wapi Pay company withdrew their funding.

Following the alleged incident, the Chinese investor revealed that they would cut ties with the company owned by the two brothers.

“In light of the alleged assault on women by the founders of our portfolio company Wapi Pay, we Kepple Africa Ventures hereby announce that we have zero tolerance on such conduct and announce that we will relinquish all the rights of our investment stake in Wapi Pay, the Chinese investor said in a tweet.