Comedian Njugush Recalls Losing First TV Salary to Conman

by Helvine Achieng
May 21, 2021

Comedian and  social media sensation Njugush had just graduated from university when he got his first acting role on the satirical show, Hapa Kule News on KTN only for the money to end up in the hands of a conman.On the issue, Njugush stated,

“I got my first cheque, which was Ksh 30,000. Feeling exuberated, I instantly told my father I wanted to move out,” Njugush narrated in an interview on Cleaning the Airwaves(CTA) 

The comedian  and his wife Celestine Ndindathen moved into a bedsitter along City Cabanas where  he was required to pay a total of Ksh20,000 inclusive of deposit and utility expenses.

“Having not paid rent before, I was naive and easily trusted the landlord. I was confident knowing that I had covered my monthly rent,” Njugush said.

The comedian later discovered that  he had been defrauded after the real landlord locked his house for not paying rent.Not having a  receipt to prove the payment, the comedian had to  resort to finding other ways to raise the money to clear his areas.