By Wambui Pauline
Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has guaranteed to name a road in his constituency of Machakos after celebrated comedian Daniel Ndambuki alias Churchill.
Dr. Alfred Mutua made the offer during the comedian’s grand birthday party dubbed Churchill@40 which was held on Friday night at Kenyatta International Conference Centre.
“What you have done for this country is great and I promise to tarmac and name the road that leads to your home after you,” said Mutua during the Sold Out event whose audience included Churchill’s fellow entertainers and political leaders.
The event however turned out to be a praise show for the man of the hour and not a night of comedy.
Churchill expressed his gratitude and privilege in witnessing the growth of comedy over the last 15 years ago.
“I am happy to see comedy in Kenya become not only a full- fledged career for professionals, but also one of the most lucrative careers in the country. It is an achievement I’m proud of,” he said.
Well, this was not an invite only party but an open party for every Kenyan who could make it. However, word has it that Churchill turned down Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s requests to come to the party.
Speaking about the two political leaders, Churchill said:
“Uhunye (Uhuru) wanted to attend but I asked him not to and explained why. The same case was with Rao (Raila)”
He went on to add, “With the situation still volatile in the country and as things seems to be, my event won’t be an ideal place for them because they will steal my moment,”