Popular Comedians drugged and Robbed equipment worth 350K
Meru’s popular comedians Judah Mwiti alias Mayudah and Frankline Murithi alias Muchina are counting losses after they were robbed by a fake client.
The two had allegedly hired equipment worth 350K to shoot a video for a client who had reached out.
The two were allegedly drugged by the potential client and robbed of all the equipment.
According to Mayudah he regained consciousness in a barber shop having his beard shaved despite being a staunch member of the beard gang.
“It is then that I realized that I had been robbed. The barber told me that I had arrived together with a dreadlocked man who said that I needed a shave. The man had patted me on the head and I gave him the equipment as I got shaved,” recounted Mayudah.
The strange man had reached out to the two using a boda boda rider known to them. He then ended up robbing them before the video shoot which was to be done on the scenic Nyambene ranges happened.
The two comedians had earlier met the man in a hotel where the man offered to pay Sh18,000 for the shoot and also cater for the models and they sealed the deal.
Mayudah approached a friend who lent him his Nikon 75D and accessories that amounted to Sh. 350,000.
As the video vixens went to a salon for sprucing up, the man pulled Mayudah aside and went to a nearby barbershop where he had his beard shaved and the equipment stolen.
Following the theft, Mayudah and another friend were held at the Maua Police Station before negotiating with the camera owner to be allowed time to pay for the equipment.
The two comedians are now seeking help from fellow artistes in Meru to raise funds say the man who robbed them never used his phone number or gave out any identification.
“All this time, the man claimed that his phone was off and was using the boda boda rider’s phone. He also wore a mask and thus I only saw the eyes and the dreadlocks. We have been given up to Monday this week but the money is not enough. The owner agreed to extend time up to Saturday. I have gathered information that the man fled in a taxi and then used boda boda,” Mayudah said.