After Being Trolled For Posting Comments That Seemed To Support Gideon Mwiti In His Rape Case, Commedian Churchil Apologizes
Kenyas King of comedy “Churchill” recently found himself at loggerheads with his fans after he posted remarks on his social media accounts that seemed to be in support of Hon. Gideon Mwiti, MP for Imenti Central who is being accused by a 27 year old lady of Rape. On his Facebook and Twitter accounts, Churchill posted “#JustAsking….Why would a married woman agree to meet a honorable male MP at 10pm alone?” This did not go down well with his fans as most of them took it to mean that it was the lady’s fault to be at the wrong place, with the wrong person and at the wrong time. After being castigated by his fans, he had no otherwise other than to pull the posts down.
A day after the unfortunate happenings, Churchill has come out to apologize to his fans by posting a public apology to his close to 1.5M fans. Here is what he posted.
I want to apologize to my fans and public at large expressly and sincerely for my choice of words at my recent commentary that I used in my social media accounts of Facebook and twitter, on the 23rd March 2015.
On reflection I realize that the context used during my interpretation of the situation at hand was misunderstood, I’m not a hateful nor a chauvinistic person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others of any nature.
I can only imagine the hurt, distress, embarrassment, awkwardness I have caused and the damage that it has done to our relationship, in particular all women that I adore.
I would try and offer an explanation for what I did, but there are no excuses. My intentions, though good, don’t matter here: only my poor choices of words. I absolutely take responsibility for the actions and the terrible pain I have caused you.
I have learned from my mistake of how a misstatement can sometimes gain momentum of its own and overshadow good intentions.
Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki