Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit Uganda, many people have felt the pinch especially financially. Among the people suffering are entertainers since events were put on hold. A few weeks ago, some comedians came out and cried for help saying they were starving and needed financial help.
Even though The Uganda Comedians Association (TUCA) distanced itself from the comedians that were begging, this didn’t stop them from continuing to ask for help.
Ugandan famous comedian MC Kapale alias Bashir Kawuki who started by asking for help from the President on national TV has now come out and tasked Alex Muhangi the CEO of Comedy Store to help the comedians he works with.
He says he has done all he can to beg on behalf of other comedians because his voice can easily be listened to.
“I have done everything I can to get for my fellow struggling comedians something to eat and its only God that will pay me back. When I had started begging, comedians from TUCA condemned my acts but these comedians are really suffering,” he said on Spark TV.
He went on to thank Balaam Barugahare and Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba for the food saying he used his money to deliver the food to these comedians.
“I am naturally a sympathetic person something Alex Muhangi is not but he needs to know that the guys that work for him backstage and on stage are not doing well buf fear to ask for his help because they are intimidated by him,” he said.
MC Kapale was given Shs1m by Anthony Mugabi a business man based in Turkey last week after he saw him on Spark TV asking for help.