Janet Mbugua’s Husband Steps Down After Assault Video

  • An undated image of Eddie Ndichu.
    An undated image of Eddie Ndichu.
    Eddie Ndichu Twitter
  • In a meeting held by the board members of the Association of Fintechs in Kenya on Tuesday, October 19, the board confirmed through a statement that Eddie Ndichu, Janet Mbugua's husband, has stepped down as a board member.  

    After Kenyans.co.ke had a conversation with Fintechs in Kenya, the company confirmed that they had held a crucial board meeting, after one of their colleagues was facing assault allegations. 

    After consultating with the board members, Ndichu stepped down voluntarily.

    “On the 19th of October, the Board members convened a special meeting during which Mr. Ndichu stepped down as a board member pending formal investigations into the matter.

    An undated image of Eddie Ndichu(left) and his twin brother Paul Ndichu(right)
    An undated image of Eddie Ndichu(left) and his twin brother Paul Ndichu(right)
    Eddie Ndichu on twitter

    “The Board of Association of Fintechs in Kenya takes note of the unfortunate allegations made against our board member Eddie Ndichu following an altercation at a city hotel on Saturday, October 17, 2021," the satement read in part.

    In the notice that was signed by the chairperson of Fintechs in Kenya, Ali Hussein, the company stated that they are committed to utmost integrity. 

    “The association remains firmly committed to its objective of ensuring utmost integrity and advocating for the well-being of the fintech community and technology industry at large,” read the statement. 

    This move by Ndichu comes barely a day after he lost a multi-million investment, following an assault video of him and his brother went viral. 

    The loss was as a result of one of the general investors of Ndichu’s company, Kepple Africa Ventures, pulling out of the company. 

    Takahiro Kanzaki, the general partner at Kepple Africa Ventures, gave a statement after the assault video surfaced stating that they did not tolerate gender based violence, and will not work with people who encourage such. 

    Eddie Ndichu together with his twin brother Paul Ndichu, are facing assault allegations after a video doing rounds on social media showed the two allegedly engaging in a scuffle with unidentified individuals.

    His wife, Janet Mbugua, also condemned the act. 

    Celebrated Media Personality Janet Mbugua Moderating a Session
    Celebrated Media Personality Janet Mbugua Moderating a Session in August 2021.
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