Kenya's king of comedy, Daniel Ndambuki, alias Churchill, has responded to a request asking President Uhuru Kenyatta to honour him with a State Commendation Award.
This is after fellow comedian Patrick Salvador from Uganda, as reported by The Star, highlighted that Churchill deserved to get recognition from the president for his remarkable work in touching people’s hearts.
He was speaking during a press conference ahead of Friday's July 26 Laugh Festival at the KICC, perhaps unaware that Churchill was already awarded a State Commendation Award -Order Of The Grand Warrior (OGW) in 2011.
"This man is absolutely special to us for what he has done not just to Kenyans but across the continent...
"Even if it's to start a hashtag for him to get a presidential award for the work he has done, let's do it," he remarked.
He added that he was honoured to not only be Churchill's workmate but also his friend adding, "Thank you, Churchill, because you have changed my life."
However, according to Churchill, he was in no rush to get any other award, asserting that his priority, as has always been, was just to help people.
"My mission in life is to help people. About the award, that can wait," Churchill noted.
Salvador also opened up on the role Churchill played in propelling his comedy career.
"I was in another comedy show for a long time and had even performed in Nairobi without recognition, but when Churchill asked me to jump into his show, it was never the same again. I was known by so many people," he revealed.
Churchill, who hosts Churchill Show on NTV, and also runs his own company, The Laugh Industry, is credited with giving a platform to several other comedians in Kenya like funnyman Eric Omondi.
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