Yesterday, media personality Felix Odiwour, better known as Jalang’o announced that he would sponsor comedian Paul Ogutu join Daystar University and if you ask me, that was a very thoughtful move.
Ogutu, who is popularly known as Wakimani, had expressed his desire to go back to school and explained that would help him rebuild his life after a 3-year hiatus from the local entertainment entertainment scene.
His world fell apart when he was blamed for the death of Emmanuel Makori, alias Ayieya, since he was the one who was driving when the latter met his death in a road accident.
According to Wakimani, Ayieya’s family took him to court and demanded that he compensates them to the tune of Ksh 21 million for causing the death of their sole bread winner.
His colleagues also started avoiding him and claimed that he ‘sacrificed’ Ayieya for his own gain. Wakimani lost many emceeing gigs as a result.
This weighed down on him and caused him to be depressed since no one wanted to listen to his side of the story. Eventually, he quit Churchill Show.
But now, things are starting to fall back in place thanks to well wishers and people like Jalang’o who have decided to hold his hand through this difficult period.
By sponsoring his first year of education, Jalang’o is playing a huge role in helping him bring his life together and snap out of his current state.
I’m sure by the time he completes the course, he would have known the ins and outs of the media industry and it will be easy for him to secure a permanent job.
I honestly can’t wait to see him back on his feet because let’s face it, he is one of the funniest comedians in Kenya.
July 31, 2020