Comedian and actor Joseph Kinuthia alias Omosh Kizangila has fallen victim to a prank in which he was convinced to sell the 3-bedroomed house he was recently gifted.
Omosh falls for Sh15 million prank to sell his new house [Video]
The woman who posed as a buyer said she was willing to pay Sh15 million which Omosh agreeed.
Omosh was the latest target by former Churchill Show comedian Sleepy David who has been pranking media celebrities.
A woman who pretended to be a buyer contacted Omosh and set up a meeting to discuss the transaction.
At first, Omosh declined to sell the house but after much persuasion, he budged and said he would consider selling it at Sh17 million.
"I can't. It was a present by Kenyans. I can't sell it," the former Tahidi High actor maintained before he blurted out Sh17 million.
He also assured the lady posing as a buyer that the transaction would remain just between the two of them.
"Give it to me, I give you. It is me and you. It is a beautiful, wonderful house. Even when you get in, it is so awesome," Omosh said adding “The house is mine”
Omosh’s 3-bedroom home is comparably the biggest in his neighbourhood and the comedian was warned against selling it to a third party.
The house was built by Linnet Kathy Kathambi who was inspired to gift the actor after another wellwisher donated their piece of land.
The house was taken over by the actor’s second wife who has a small child under her care.
Mrs Ngatia who is his first wife has also asked Kenyans to help her build at least a one-bedroom house.
Speaking in a recent interview where the couple appeared together, Mrs. Ngatia said they are living in a bedsitter with their three children in Kayole.
She acknowledged that Omosh's second wife took priority because she has little children who need special care.
“Even if I get a one-bedroom, metal house, I would move into it very fast. I don’t want to disturb people because I know times are hard. I would appreciate it even if I get a temporary structure for now,” she said.
Mrs Ngatia, who owes her landlord Sh10,000 in rent arrears explained that this was not the first time she was unable to afford rent but the pandemic had made things worse.
“My landlords used to see us on TV and would not believe that we could not pay rent. One time, I used to stay in Umoja but was thrown out by the landlord saying my husband has a big name,” she divulged.
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