Eric Omondi has shed light on why he recently took to the streets of London to beg for money.
The comedian turned activist has started by criticizing government officials who frequently travel abroad to beg and borrow money on behalf of Kenyans, yet the impact of these funds is rarely seen or felt in the country’s economy.
Expressing his frustration, Omondi has explained that he decided to adopt a similar approach, emphasizing that if the government officials could beg and borrow, then he would too.
He is different he says, because he had a different intention.
He intended to use the money he received from begging to things like flour, laptops for people, he has said.
His aim was to highlight the discrepancies in how borrowed funds were utilized and to make a statement about the struggles faced by ordinary Kenyans.
Omondi has further expressed his plans to embark on a tour named “Woiye, Please Tour,” with Australia, Canada, and America as his intended destinations.
His intention for this tour is to go with open hands, symbolically begging for assistance and drawing attention to the challenges faced by Kenyans.
He aimed to embarrass the Kenyan government by showcasing the impact of high taxes, limited access to education, and the rising cost of fuel, he has also said.
Last week, Omondi shared a video of himself panhandling on the streets of London, holding a sign that read, “things are very bad.” He collected Ksh 340,000 from the streets of London.