The Atheists in Kenya Society have offered to clear comedienne Jemutai’s rent arrears.
In a statement, the Society president Harrison Mumia asked Jemutai (real name Stella Bunei Koitie) to get in touch with him for a helping hand.
That past week, Jemutai was engaged in an online tiff with erstwhile lover Prof. Hamo (Herman Kago), whom she accused of neglecting their two children. Jemutai moaned that she had fallen back on rent payments. While Hamo denied the allegations, the airing of dirty linen in the public only ended after the intervention of Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki.
“The livelihoods of entertainers like Jemutai have been destroyed by the Coronavirus pandemic and we know that many comedians, including Tahidi High’s Omosh have been adversely affected,” said Mumia.
“Single moms in Kenya have been hit particularly hard by this pandemic. Kenyans on social media might joke about it but for comedians who are single mothers like Jemutai, the burden of raising two children without any income is heavy.”
The controversial Mumia further asked the government to establish a stimulus grant for single mothers in Kenya. “This fund should support single moms struggling with money, health, stress, childcare and illness. The church and the Kenya Films Classification Board should also support struggling artists.”