Kenyans have rallied their support on famous comedian Timothy Kimani aka Njugush, after Bonfire threatened to take legal action.
Njugush had uploaded a video on his Instagram showing him and former Tahidi High actor Abel Mutua pushing a Bonfire van. The comedian and Abel Mutua were at the Maasai Mara with their families courtesy of Bountiful safaris.
The two then joked that Bonfire should pay them for helping out their van. However, this did not sit well with Bonfire despite their crew sharing a light moment with Abel and Njugush.
According to Sarah Kabu, Bonfire managing director, Njugush purposefully uploaded the video clip so that he can degrade Bonfire while promoting Bountiful. She then urged netizens to report Njugush’s Instagram account.
“Shame on this company that thinks they can shine by tarnishing our name. This is not the first time they are doing this. Someone tell that guy (Njugush) that is pretending to help as he tries to market another company. It is not right, and we are all reporting the post. Click report then inappropriate then hate speech or bullying,” Sarah posted.
This incident comes one year later after Bountiful safaris, and trippy go sued Bonfire for fraud claims. The two tour firms claimed that Bonfire bought domain names and redirected traffic to their site.
However, in a twist of events, Kenyans chose Njugush amidst the controversy. They took the discussion to Twitter, where they made the video trend for the better part of the day.
According to some Kenyans, it is normal for tour vans to get stuck. They further added that it was kind of Njugush and Abel Mutua to push their Bonfire van despite them belonging to different companies.
However, some netizens sided with Sarah. One was quick to add that even though everyone thinks Njugush is innocent, he is malicious.
Here are some of the tweets. You can follow the twitter discussion here.
Everyone thinks Njugush is innocent but he is not…. Posting the video was extremely malicious.
— ROMËØ (@Romeo_Moyi_) July 18, 2020
— Kennedy Chomba🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@KennedyChomba14) July 18, 2020
Njugush Bonfire Safaris wasikushtue. We shall get you through this. pic.twitter.com/fy33mgF788
— PETERKIN. (@PeterkinNzomo) July 18, 2020
This is the bonfire adventures video Face with tears of joy
Njugush and Abel walisaidia kusukuma gari ya bonfire but then uploaded a video
Sarah Kabu akasema wanaharibiwa jina. What is there to catch😀 pic.twitter.com/3z55myqDnE
— Mahenia Sam (@MaheniaSam) July 17, 2020
Sarah Kabu wewe haujawahi kwama upewe help from OTHERS. Stop being PETTY. It is time to Resist Bonfire safaris.
What fault did your influencer Njugush Do?pic.twitter.com/AB7WC8QKQr
— Kawangware Finest™️ (@cbs_ke) July 18, 2020