Eric Omondi Ongao, who is believed to be one of the wealthiest comedians in Kenya, did not always have it easy when he started his trade.

The former Churchill Show comedian has in the past revealed how he was paid with food when he started his career.

“The comedy industry is going good places. When I started doing comedy, we were being paid with food. Now, it’s paying. Parents need to encourage their kids. Comedy is paying and the future is very bright,” said Eric in September.

And indeed, comedy is paying if the comedian’s ongoing business project is anything to go by. The comedian is putting up a house in Kisumu County as he aims to become a Land Lord.

A few days ago, the comedian who is flourishing on Youtube, took to his Instagram to show off the house whose foundation and walls have already been put up. The comedian also used the opportunity to inspire as he recalled an incident two years ago when he was locked out of his house over rent arrears.

“Sometime in September of 2015 while living in Nairobi West my house was locked and all my stuff auctioned… I had a 5 month rent arrear… This was during the break between season one of Churchill Live and Season two… I was as famous as I was broke…

“On that fateful day my neighbours watched in owe as two pick ups carried away my things and as the Caretaker “politely” asked me to step out of the house so he could lock the door… All these happened at midday…

“AS I walked out of the compound totally dejected…I remember saying to God “You are my LORD make me LandLord one day” Here we are today. Whatever you are going through today do not be dismayed… It could be God setting you up for your greatest moment.#LandLordToBe.” Wrote Eric.

Sometime in September of 2015 while living in Nairobi West my house was locked and all my stuff auctioned… I had a 5 month rent arrear… This was during the break between season one of Churchill Live and Season two… I was as famous as I was broke… On that fateful day my neighbours watched in owe as two pick ups carried away my things and as the Caretaker “politely” asked me to step out of the house so he could lock the door… All these happened at midday… AS I walked out of the compound totally dejected…I remember saying to God “You are my LORD make me LandLord one day” Here we are today. Whatever you are going through today do not be dismayed… It could be God setting you up for your greatest moment. #LandLordToBe

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