Women Assaulted by Ndichu Brothers Take Action

  • An undated photo of Wapi Pay co-founder Eddie Ndichu (left) and a screenshot from the scuffle.
    An undated photo of Wapi Pay co-founder Eddie Ndichu (left) and a screenshot from the scuffle.
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  • Two women who were reportedly assaulted by Eddie Ndichu and his twin brother Paul Ndichu in a viral video, have finally taken action.

    The two have reported statements at Akilla Police Station in Nairobi on Tuesday, October 19 over the incident that occurred at Emara Ole-Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, over the weekend.

    The women, who recorded different statements, have, however, refused to divulge deeper into the matter stating they want the police to conclude with the investigations before they can issue a statement.

    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 police from Akilla Police Station have confirmed receiving the filed report. One report was recorded on assault and the other on the damaged property.

    The reports have since been forwarded to Lang'ata Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) and the office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for further investigations.

    This comes as one of the brothers, Eddie, issued a statement regarding the matter. He stated that he has taken a step back from his duties to allow a proper probe to be done.

    “For now I have taken some time off to reflect on this embarrassing and unfortunate situation and will cooperate with all stakeholders to ensure a speedy conclusion of the matter,” the statement read in part.

    This comes shortly after he stepped down from his position as a board member of the Association of Fintechs in Kenya (AFIK), as announced by the association. 

    In a public statement released on Tuesday, October 19, AFIK stated the board held a meeting on Monday, where Eddie stepped down after the allegations leveled against him went viral in the public discourse. 

    “The Board of the Associations of Fintechs in Kenya (hereinafter “the Board”) takes note of the unfortunate allegations made against our member Eddie Ndichu following an altercation at a city hotel on Saturday the 17th of October 2021. The allegations are now subject to public discourse, particularly on social media platforms,” AFIK expressed in the statement. 

    The Board stated it regrets the current circumstances adding that it does not in any way condone gender-based violence or violence of any kind.

    “The Association remains firmly committed to its objective of ensuring utmost integrity and advocating for the wellbeing of the finch community and technology industry at large."

    The two have since lost a multi-million investment due to their actions. This is after one of the General Partners of Kepple Africa Ventures,Takahiro Kanzaki, took to Twitter on Tuesday, October 19, to announce that their company did not tolerate gender-based violence.

    "In light of the alleged assault on women by the founders of our portfolio company Wapi Pay, we Kepple Africa Ventures hereby announce that we have zero tolerance on such conduct and announce that we will relinquish all the rights of our investment stake in Wapi Pay," he stated.

    Undated image of Eddie Ndichu
    Undated image of Eddie Ndichu
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