Ex-Churchill Show Comedian Detained in Hospital Over Accrued Bill

  • Churchill show comedian Akuku Danger hospitalised at Nairobi West hospital
    Churchill show comedian Akuku Danger hospitalised at Nairobi West hospital
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  • Former Churchill Show comedian, Mannerson Oduor Ochieng alias Akuku Danger, is detained in hospital over a bill that currently stands at Ksh823,000.

    On Tuesday, June 21, Kenyans.co.ke learnt that Ochieng was discharged from the hospital but was not allowed to leave until the outstanding debt is settled in full.

    His partner, actress Sandra Dacha, revealed that Ochieng has been battling sickle cell anaemia, a chronic blood condition that has seen him in and out of the hospital for years.

    Former Churchill show comedian Akuku Danger
    Former Churchill show comedian Akuku Danger
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    Dacha stated that Akuku's bill stands at Ksh823,000 after deductions from his insurance.

    "Akuku Danger has been admitted at Nairobi West Hospital for the past two weeks and has since accrued a bill of Ksh823,000 after deductions from his insurance and cash deposits too.

    "He got discharged yesterday (Monday, June 20) but the hospital is detaining him until he pays the remaining balance. The hospital has refused to accept collateral so that he can organize his finances from outside despite having their collateral from the January bill which has a higher value than the total bill," Dacha explained.

    She called on well-wishers to send in their contributions since Akuku is currently not working and cannot afford to clear the bill.

    Kenyans have been rallying behind the comedian. In January this year, Daniel Ndambuki alias Churchill, mobilised his fans to raise funds for him.

    Churchill took some time off the show and requested those in attendance to stand with the comedian.

    Akuku Danger was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after one of his lungs collapsed. His family took to social media to highlight the plight of the sensational comedian, urging well-wishers to stand with them.

    "We are seeking financial support for our brother who is admitted at Nairobi West Hospital ICU due to lung failure. He is currently undergoing dialysis.

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    Comedian Daniel Ndambuki (Churchill) in an Instagram post on September 26, 2020
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    "With the several medical procedures involved, we are at a burden of an increasing hospital bill. Any financial support will be highly appreciated," read the poster which went viral on social media in the past.

    In just minutes, Ksh400,000 was raised as hundreds of Kenyans stood to be counted in solidarity with the celebrated comedian and his family.