Comedian Daniel Ndambuki found himself in a tricky situation after receiving a call from a person who identified himself as Deputy President William Ruto. Churchill did not pick up but instead texted, ‘I will call you; I know that you are in Kamiti.’
Ruto texted back, “This is DP William Ruto calling. I need to speak to you.’”
Churchill still believed it was some guy rotting in Kamiti cells, and texted back telling him ‘he is the pope’. That was the last they heard from each other.
He therefore got the shock of his life last week on Wednesday during the launch of Jaguar Youth Empowerment Foundation, when Ruto told him in front of the whole crowd that he was indeed the one calling.
“While I was watching an episode on Churchill Show, there were some people (pupils in the Toto’s Corner segment) who were asked several questions. Then one question was, ‘what is the difference between a vice president in the old constitution and a deputy president in the new constitution?’
“Apparently, the answer was a vice president was nominated but a deputy president was a property developer.” Ruto said amidst laughter.
Churchill later confirmed the story.
“Many people have often called and lied to me; conned me of huge sums of money– so I thought the phone number was equally a hoax.”
“I texted him back. This time round telling him I am the Pope; after which I did not text nor call again.”
“I was only surprised to hear him say today (during Jaguar’s foundation launch) he indeed tried calling me and that I snubbed him.”
Additional reporting by Citizen Digital