Chiko Lawi has refused to fully apologize for the drama he caused at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday May 29th.
The Capital FM presenter was seen in a viral video verbally abusing reggae superstar Damian Marley who had just touched down.
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Chiko Lawi apologized for the unrefined words he used during his confrontation with Damian Marley; he however made it clear that he won’t apologize for standing up against someone who insulted his mother.
Below is Chiko Lawi’s apology:
“At the plane people wanted selfies, he’s Bob Marley’s son, of course people want to. I’m a big fan. So he was ignoring people and I stepped up.. So I’m like this is Kenya, these are your fans, people you’ve come to perform for.
“A bit of banter and then one of his guys says something like don’t talk to us, I’m gonna bust you. That’s when I lost it. I take my phone out, I was mad and I lost it.
“Perhaps the words I used were not good, but I was angry, like my mum has nothing to do with this, she’s in Kitengela looking at her cabbage and chicken. She doesn’t know reggae, let alone Damian Marley. Plus I don’t believe in insulting people’s mothers or their children.”
“To be honest I’m sorry, I’m an arrogant man at times, that aside the language, the profanity was excessive. It was wrong of me and I’m sorry for using the language.”
“Now, it’s unjustifiable, but don’t mistake that with me apologising for standing up against someone who is insulting my mother. For that I cannot and will not apologise.”