Comedian Eric Omondi has fired back at Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua who called him broke and poor.
Speaking to a local radio station, Mutua is heard saying Omondi did not keep his promise to Bahati of giving him 200K after their deal went sour.
“Hakuna pesa alitoa. Omondi ni maskini…hizo ni sarakasi za kujionesha. Wanafanya hizo sarakasi waoneshe wanakejeli serikali lakini hakuna pesa ya kweli.(He did not contribute anything because he is broke. Those were dramas just to show off and to ridicule the government but there's no money really)
“Hawa watu wote ni maskini bwana wa kusaidiwa. Mbona hakumpatia mbeleni?Omondi hana ata mia ata elfu kumi ya kupatia watu…wasanii wanaumia…yeye ni muombaji. Sarakasi ndio zinafanya wapate depression. (These people are broke and need financial help. Omondi doesn't have even a hundred bob to give out. He is a beggar. These dramas are causing these people depression)We talk to them and we know them and we know who is making money,” said Mutua.
Eric hit the reply and in an Instagram post, he accused him of misappropriation of public funds and failure to honour his promises to artists.
Omondi claims he will go ahead and oust him from the office after he returns from Tanzania.
“Enough is enough! We have to stop this nonsense! All the money I make is through blood and Sweat, most of the money you make is through misappropriation of public funds. Kama mimi ni Maskini basi wewe ni mwizi wa pesa za serikali.(If I'm poor then you embezzle government's funds)
“You promised Mulamwah only to withdraw at the last minute, then you did the same with Bahati only to let him down on the day of his event I had to come through for him like a true brother, but you are a pathological liar Daktari,” wrote Omondi.
Omondi irked by Mutua's claims that entertainers are living a fake life, continued to say;
“I am currently in Dar es Salaam about to make history by filling up the national stadium and making money while at it. I promise you by the time I land back in Kenya I will ensure you are not occupying that office by September, juu you cannot call an entire industry maskini ambao hawajiwezi. Hawa ni Vijana ambao wanajituma ili wapate chakula. ENOUGH!!!
On June 12, 2021, Mutua on his Twitter page announced that he had cancelled a 200K offer he had made to bahati for posting unclean content.
“This week KFCB cancelled over 200k cash and other kind support to musician Bahati following the posting of videos which contravened our clean content and partnership policy. Our team decided to cancel the support and disassociate completely with the planned event“, the tweet read.