As Kenyans gathered yesterday to bid farewell to the late Benson Wanjau aka Mzee Ojwang’, popular blogger Robert Alai was on social media blasting thespians of the popular KBC shows, Vitimbi and Vioja Mahakamani.
The popular actors recently made headlines when they revealed being paid in peanuts for their long service prior to their ‘unfair’ dismissal. The actors also cried foul that KBC even failed to take care of veteran actor Benson Wanjau during his illness.
But according to Alai, the actors were ‘dishonest and careless.’ The blogger claims to have unearthed the truth with regards to their pay.
Apparently most of the actors have a starting salary of Kshs. 250,000. Ojwang’ in particular earned Ksh 300,000 per month from the year 2005.
This what he wrote,
“I have learnt that KBC paid the Vitimbi and Vioja Mahakamani so well.
In fact most of these actors have really invested and have had their children taken to Western schools.
Most of these actors have a starting monthly (not per project) salary of Ksh 250,000. Ojwang’ was paid Ksh 300,000 from 2005 and the money was UNTAXED.
I think that it’s extremely dishonest and careless for Mama Kayai and others to claim that they cared so much about Ojwang’ while they cared to invest their earnings but left Mzee Ojwang’ to die a pauper because all his money went to Sabina Joy joints. Mama Kayai even led the team that chased Ojwang’ from the Vitimbi show which is on DSTV. Why did they go to DSTV without him if they loved him?
They even approached KBC 10 years ago demanding that they stop working with Ojwang’. People need not be dishonest. Mama Kayai we respect you but tell the truth about Ojwang’. Actors must stand up and say the truth. We can’t blame KBC when it fulfilled its obligations.
See the video below of the Judge admitting on TV how they were well paid.”