MC Jessy angers Kenyans for taking a dig at an elderly member of his audience on Churchill Show.

Churchill Show host and comedian MC Jessy has issued a public apology to Kenyans and to an elderly member of his audience who was on the receiving end of a joke that caused an uproar on social media.

During the comedy show’s live recording in Thika last week, MC Jessy and a Churchill Show camera man teamed up to great effect to refer to the man, identified as Mzee Achoka, as ugly.

It happened as MC Jessy jokingly advised women against dating handsome men because they attract other women. He added that women should go for ugly guys and that is when the camera zoomed in on Mzee Achoka. (Watch the video above)

MC Jessy made things worse when he suggested that Mzee Achoka is a sponsor.

Social media users quickly bashed the comedian, prompting him to release a statement on Monday taking full responsibility for the mess.

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. On behalf of the cameraman, producer, Churchill Show family and I, we want to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to Mzee Achoka, his family and Kenyans in general,” said MC Jessy.

“I don’t have any excuses. I take full responsibility for the production of this episode that might have gone in bad taste. I’m really sorry it happened. In future I promise it won’t happen again.”

But a section of Kenyans are still not convinced and want the comedian to apologise on national television.