Comedian Eric Omondi has called upon Kenyans comedians to stop holding comedy shows for a whole year within the country.
In an interview with Mpasho, Eric, who poses as the president of comedy, said that life has become unbearable for Kenyans and therefore there is no reason for them to laugh.
“Right now we are not doing comedy. There is nothing to laugh about. As the president of comedy, I have been planning to ban/ cancel comedy shows. I want to call upon comedians not to do any more shows because Kenyans hawana…unachekesha nani, nani anataka kucheka, watu hawana rent, hawana food, stima, fuel. Watu wanaumia zile message ziko nikikuonyesha utalia. I want to ban comedy officially for at least one year tusichekeshwe hatutaki kucheka, no events za comedy,” he said.
Eric Omondi further said that no one has money to pay for comedy. He added that comedians who defy his orders shall face consequences.
“I am calling upon every Kenyan comedians to stop comedy for at least one year. From this July to next year July. Tusiende KICC ama Carnivore kuchekesha watu juu watu hawana pesa ya kucheka. Watu wanatafuta unga. If comedians tushikane si wote no more shows, no more comedy because there is nothing to smile and that’s an order from the president. Nikikuona unafanya comedy I cancel you,” he said
He advised comedians to find other means of survival during the period, including Instagram. He also said that comedians are allowed to hold shows outside the country.
“Kuna maujanja hapa Nairobi yenye sisi maartist na macomedians tunaezafanya tupate doh. But I am requesting hio ya Otos ikuwe ya mwisho. Njugush anafanya yake Australia hio ni sawa. You can do outside(the country) but Kenya tusichekeshe watu. Tutakuwa tunaonyesha government wamefurahi. Ukicheka unatuchekelea. I don’t think the atmosphere is conducive for laughter. We are in a funeral. Watoto wanalala njaa, wamama kwa hosy wanashindwa kulipa thao na alizaa three days ago hata maziwa ya mtoi. I don’t think its time to laugh its time to mourn becaus elife has become very unbearable in the history of Kenya,” Eric Omondi said.