This comes after accusations were made by controversial blogger Robert Alai on the 25th of April 2020 who alleged that the last time Churchill paid the comedians was in November 2019.
Over the weekend,Robert Alai attacked Comedian Owago Onyiro through his Twitter page for defending Mwalimu Churchill days after he accused him of not paying comedians who provide him with content for his show that airs on NTV Kenya,
“Jalango decided to insult struggling comedians who provide Churchill with content through that fool called Owago. Boss, Churchill has no content for his show so he depends on the comedians being insulted. Ask Churchill to do one episode of his show alone we see. Pay comedians,” – Robert Alai
Owago’s responsed ironically thanking Alai for insulting him, as well as saluting Churchill and Jalang’o for molding the person he is today.
“Hahaaaaaaaaaa thank you @robertalai for calling someone’s son a fool during his Mothers Day. God will make me wise one day. Once more thank you @mwalimchurchill for teaching me how to fish. To my big bro @jalangoo thank you for showing me how to survive in this city Nairobi. Mimi siwezi choma nguo kama @mulamwah …….. Labda mimi nichome tu Owago’s Fish. Forward ever, backward never. #TheProdigalSon,” reads Owago Onyiro’s response.
On April 29, while responding to the allegations of not paying some of his comedians, Mwalimu Churchill asked netizens to refrain from bringing down other people in the name of being “Keyboard warriors”
“Kila mtu ananiambia, I have to mention about cyber bullying. And I will say this, It’s Good to have critics, they help you move and progress in Life, lakini hakuna pillar moja utaona imetengenezwa ya critic. A critic is fan who wants you to do better than yourself. Na wale keyboard warriors ambao hupenda kuandika maneno, sio keyboard it’s you, hautaawahi ona mtu ambaye ameendelea maishani, a businessman kama kina Chris Kirubi, Manu Chandaria, trying to bring down someone because they know the journey they have taken, so as you write those things, make sure utangali huyo jamaa useme I wish there is a way I can help them up. That’s how we grow as a society, for me it’s all about positivity, that’s how we grow. I have never seen in my life any successful person trying to bringing someone down, because they know and respect each other,”- Churchill.
Here is Owago’s Interview with Jalango on Bonga On Jalas: