Veteran comedian Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill has owned up to his social media blunder and apologised publicly.
Churchill, a household name and a darling of the country found himself in unfamiliar grounds from angry Kenyans, after posting on his social media pages a remark that was deemed too insensitive. Churchill’s remark appeared to put the blame on the victim of an alleged rape incident pitting Imenti Central MP, Gideon Mwiti.
The comedy king has however done the appropriate thing to repair the damage done by issuing a public apology on social media. He termed his remarks as a misstatement that was taken out of context.
This is what he had to say:
I want to apologize to my fans and public at large expressly and sincerely for my choice of words at my recent commentary that I used in my social media accounts of Facebook and twitter, on the 23rd March 2015.
On reflection I realize that the context used during my interpretation of the situation at hand was misunderstood, I’m not a hateful nor a chauvinistic person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others of any nature.
I would try and offer an explanation for what I did, but there are no excuses. My intentions, though good, don’t matter here: only my poor choices of words. I absolutely take responsibility for the actions and the terrible pain I have caused you.
I have learned from my mistake of how a misstatement can sometimes gain momentum of its own and overshadow good intentions.
Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki
Do you forgive him?