Jalango's Action Against Tahidi High's Omosh Raises Concern

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  • Comedian Eddie Butita on Friday, February 19, raised concerns over how media personality Felix Odiwuor (Jalang’o) handled Tahidi High’s Omosh during their interview.

    Butita and a panel of other presenters stated that it was wrong for the Kiss FM presenter to ask the thespian to vacate his seat so that politician Alinur Mohammed could be interviewed.

    It is at this time that Omosh was sidelined and as the cameraperson zoomed into a wide shot, he could be seen seated on an ottoman – a low upholstered seat without a back or arms that typically serves also as a box, with the seat hinged to form a lid.

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    The presenters alleged that the media personality held the actor to a lower standard because he was facing financial difficulties, adding that the situation reflected what happens in society.

    “It was wrong for Jalang’o to ask Omosh to get up so that Alinur could seat. What he did reflects how society treats those who do not have money,” the presenters stated.

    They argued that a similar seat would have been brought to the set for the businessman.

    While some viewers agreed with the presenters, others stated that the main goal was to help Omosh start life afresh, which had been actualised following the interview.

    During the show, Alinur who is the founder of Alinur Mohamed Foundation supported the thespian by giving him cash amounting to Ksh60,000 and goods worth Ksh50,000.

    Other Kenyans of goodwill also came to the rescue of Omosh who was struggling to get a financial footing after struggling with unemployment coupled with alcohol abuse.

    “I just want a job, even if I will be getting Ksh200 a day. I don’t mind about class and even if someone decides to start a hotel business where I can sell uji and tea, I am okay with that,” the thespian stated.

    He added that 2020 had been a difficult year for him owing to the Covid-19 pandemic that shook up the entertainment industry.

    “There is nothing as hard as waking up every morning and there is nowhere I am going. You see people going to work and coming back and you have nowhere to go. It is very painful,” he stated. 

    Tahidi High actor Kamau Kinuthia alias Omosh during an interview on a show on You tube on Friday, February 12.
    Tahidi High actor Kamau Kinuthia alias Omosh during an interview on a show on You tube on Friday, February 12.
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