Comedian 2Mbili narrates struggles after their house was burnt, family evicted during 2007 Post Election Violence

for Tv47 Digital May 25, 2023, 01:49 PM

Comedian and content creator Andrew Duncan Oduor popularly known by his stage name 2mbili has revealed that his family was evicted from Nakuru during the 2007-2008 Post-Election Violence.

"I was born and raised in Nakuru. I spent most of my childhood years there. But things took a turn in 2007 when the general election results were announced. Our property was destroyed and house burnt," said the comedian, during an interview with TV47's Dr Ofweneke Tonight show.

2mbili says that he was called to join form one at Menengai High School but because of his family's predicament and relocation due to the violence, his father had to find him a new school in the village.

"I got good grades in my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) which earned me a chance to join Nakuru High School but we were forced out of our home due to the 2007 clashes before I joined."

In the village, 2Mbili says he joined a school with students who got 150 marks compared to his 400 marks.

Due to his Kikuyu accent other students used to often suggest to the teacher that he reads short stories. They used to find him amusing with his unique accent.

'I wanted to be a doctor'

"I never wanted to be a comedian, my dream was to be a doctor which I almost became, but life was tough." 2mbili disclosed.

His journey in the entertainment industry began when he was in campus pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology. Campus struggles forced him to be creative for him to survive.

"I worked as a comedian in clubs at night then attend lectures during the day. I used to work under Fred Omondi who used to host Kicheko Fridays. He paid me between KSh 200-300," he says.

2mbili also commented on the allegations of him being in an abusive relationship saying that he was not clout chasing and it was not his intention for the story to go viral.

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