Uhuru’s company comes to Mama Kayai's rescue
She was among those forced out of KBC for being too old…
A while back, the cast of Vitimbi and Vioja Mahakamani were allegedly shown the door after refusing to make important changes that would bring a new look and feel to the show.
They have been silent for a while but some of the veteran cast members have broken their silence. Mary Khavere (Mama Kayai), Lucy Wangui (the no nonsense judge) and Gibson Kamau (the prosecutor) have come out to deny allegations that they were forced out for refusing to adapt.
Lucy Wangui disclosed that the old Vioja cast left the show in solidarity with the ‘Vitimbi’ cast that was forced out of the station for being 'too old'.
Speaking to Word Is Lucy Wangui who played judge in Vioja said: “When the cast of Vitimbi was told to leave due to their old age, we quit in solidarity as we are a family”.
Speaking of why they have not been on our screens after leaving Vioja, Gibson who played the prosecutor in the show said: “It is unfortunate that Kenya has no policy that supports actors, which would have a designated budget that would help in the growth and development of the entertainment industry as government support.”
Despite the hurdles they have faced, there is hope for these veteran actors as they are now back like they never left.
The Vioja cast will be starring in a new show on Uhuru-owned station K24 where we will once again connect with them on a new show called ‘Jungu Kuu’ produced by sixtosix which premiered last Sunday.
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