The supremacy battle between Eric Omondi and the ex-Kenya Film and Classic Board (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua has gone a notch higher after the latter was fired.
In the wee hours of Friday morning, there were speculations that Mutua had been fired. However, he quickly rubbished the claims terming them malicious adding that his office did not have any vacancy.
“My attention has been drawn to reports on social media to the effect that I have been fired as CEO of KFCB. PLEASE IGNORE such malicious rumors. I am not aware of such developments and there can be no grain of truth in them as there’s no vacancy in the office of the CEO KFCB,” Mutua wrote.
Shortly after however, Mutua lived his worst nightmare as the Film Board confirmed he has been sent on terminal leave and replaced by Christopher Wambua from the Communications Authority of Kenya.
Sources privy to this saga have intimated that Mutua is currently being investigated by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) for embezzling funds. Mutua’s second term was set to expire on October 25, 2021.
Mutua and comedian Eric Omondi have had a long-standing beef, with Mutua nicknamed “Deputy Jesus” by netizens for acting as the moral cop on social media and tv screens.
In an incident in March this year, Omondi was arrested following his popular “Wife Material” show. This was orchestrated by Mutua who stated that Omondi was using obscenity disguised as comedy.
Following Mutua’s firing, Omondi is having a field day on social media alluding that he had predicted his downfall.
In a Facebook post, Omondi has not shied away from expressing his joy after Mutua was sacked and in a series of posts, he took a swipe at him.
In one post he says, ” A person who sells eggs should not start a fight in the Market.” This he deduces that Mutua is the egg seller who started a fight in the market hence things turned south for him.
In yet another post, Omondi claims he predicted Mutua’s downfall adding that the latter bit the hands that feed him hence he is responsible for what befell him.
“I SAID BEFORE SEPTEMBER!!! and you thought it was a joke. You cannot bite the hand that feeds you. We are your EMPLOYERS. I told you your only option was to Apologise to the Entertainment Industry for your unfortunate remarks. But I guess it’s too late. I don’t know how true or false the word going around is, but I still PROMISE you. Unless you Apologise and Change your ways…Hautakua kwa Hiyo ofisi by SEPTEMBER,” Omondi wrote.
Omondi is not the only one celebrating Mutua’s sacking as several other artists have expressed relief after his ouster. A good number have also expressed their disappointment while terming Mutua’s tenure a success. Here are some reactions from Twitter: