One of Kenya’s most celebrated comedian, Daniel Ndambuki, better known to many as Churchill, was forced to come out and extinguish the rumours that he is dead.
Yes the King of comedy is very much alive.. and kicking.
A UK blog caused panic to his huge fanbase on Thursday, March 16, after reporting the comedian died in a tragic road accident along Mai Mahiu – Suswa road.
“Popular Kenyan Comedian Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki Dies At 39 In Tragic Car Crash,” screamed the headline.
The fake news then spread like bush fire forcing the comedian to address it on his official page before.
According to the news, Churchill passed away while everyone else in the Toyata VX he was driving, survived. The piece also added that the accident happened at 1 pm.
“Aki seriously? Serikali itafutie watu Kazi ama? I’m perfectly alright and looking forward to Kesho’s LIVE recording @ Two Rivers..
See you then.
It’s only God who decides our tomorrow ama Vipi?” the Godfather of Kenyan comedy posted.
But Churchill is no the first comedian to be falsely reported dead by attention-hungry blogs. A series of fake news have been targeting showbiz people, an issue that persisted in 2016 and 2017.
Almost ten personalities have been reported dead in fake news so far. They include rapper Nonini and Citizen Radio host Willy Tuva among others.