Comedian Daniel Ndambuki never in his wildest dream thought that his Buzzfeed debut would be because of a Tweet he made, and for that matter a very negative one.
Yesterday, Churchill posted a Tweet that was seen as blaming the woman who claims she was raped by Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti.
“#JustAsking….So, a MARRIED WOMAN agrees to meet a honorable MALE MP at 10:30 pm?… ALONE …?” he wondered.
Here’s a screenshot of the now deleted tweet.
He also made a similar remark on Facebook, and the reaction was crazy.
There was a time Churchill was accused of rape,right?
— Sharon Morey (@Tsharz) March 23, 2015
Is Churchill saying that if a woman comes to your office at 10:30PM you have the right to rape her?
— Half Blood Princess (@Lullitta_) March 23, 2015
So now Churchill is a rape apologist?> Screw you.
— Arnold Lakita (@Arnimal2000) March 23, 2015
He later deleted it and offered this explanation(ish).
That MP tweet wasn’t meant to condone or justify RAPE under any circumstances,but to initiate a conversation that CONDEMNS it-so let’s talk!
— #ChurchillShow Host (@MwalimChurchill) March 23, 2015
But not before he blocked Binyavanga for condemning him.
Well, atleast he made it to Buzzfeed frontpage.
But the comments on the story brought about the African stereotyping again.
And then the discussion turned to our ‘honourable’ MPs.
How many signature do we really need to recall these MPs?