Churchill comedian Mannerson Oduor Ochieng alias Akuku Danger has spoken out for the first time after being evicted from his Rongai bedsitter by his furious landlord two days ago.
Opening up to Mpasho.co.ke the comedian revealed that the eviction was not a prank even though it took place on April fools, a day when celebrities pulled social media pranks left, right, and center.
“IT IS FUNNY HOW EVEN MY COLLEAGUES THINK IT IS A PRANK. NIKO TU, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO NEXT. IT WAS NOT A PRANK.”
He is currently squatting at his friend’s house as he struggles to raise the rent arrears for the first three months of 2021.
The hilarious man further narrated how this past year has been challenging for him, and his fellow comedians as there are no shows to perform at owing to the COVID 19 restrictions.
At this time, he is jobless and looking for means to make ends meet.
The video showing Akuku Danger’s eviction went viral, and he could be seen pleading with his landlord to give him time to raise the rent arrears.
His angry landlord could hear none of it and threw his mattress outside, locking every other item inside the house.
“THE LANDLORD HAD BEEN ASKING ME FOR Rent MONEY, BUT I TOLD HIM TO WAIT FOR ME TO GET A JOB AND PAY HIM. I REQUESTED HIM TO ALLOW ME TO PAY for ONE MONTH AND THEN THE REST I PAY HIM TOWARD MID-MONTH OF THIS MONTH, BUT HE DID NOT WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING.”
He further disclosed that he was not warned before the eviction day.
According to the comedian, his landlord only texted him a while back, telling him that he should pay rent as he was highly dependent on the money.
“THERE ARE NO GIGS; LET ME TELL YOU, SO SOMETIMES YOU WILL GET I PAY ONE MONTH I MISS ANOTHER; IT HAS BEEN TOUGH.”
The talented comedian graduated with a degree in communications from Multimedia University in 2019; however, he chose to pursue his passion for comedy.
He landed his first gig on Churchill show in 2018 after auditioning for one year unsuccessfully.