Eric Omondi, Africa’s self-proclaimed president of comedy, sparked outrage on Tuesday when he questioned his son’s paternity, just a day after his baby mama, Jackie Maribe, exposed him as a deadbeat dad.
Kenyan celebrities in their droves jumped on the comment section of his post in which he claimed to have only had a one-night stand with Ms Maribe.
By Wednesday morning, the post on the comic’s page had 52,000 likes and 13.5k comments, and the social media Tower of Babel was still growing.
“Wah I remember ths discussion we had many years ago …😢😢😢 u guys are both my friends.. wah.. sasa hii wah,” Gospel musicia Daddy Owen wrote.
Christine Wawira, a Kenyan actress, expressed her support for the comedian, who has demanded a paternity test before he can care for his son.
“You have every right to request a DNA test and she should comply if she wants you to support the child,” Ms Wawira wrote.
According to Ms Wawira, who has the privilege of living the United States, legally, the comedian had every right to demand for a paternity case.
“A lot of people are freaking out over my comment. This is exactly what happens when you want child support. You have to prove to the court that the child is his through DNA testing. Idk how you guys do that in Kenya but that is standard procedure and also common sense”
There were those, entertained by the unfolding drama, egged the two on, and made fun of the whole, messy situation.
“DNA aliimba “Banjuka” bro,” Sosuun, a local singer commented, apparently tickled by the paternity test demand by the comic.
“DNA akuje alee mtoi mapema very fast😂” MCA Tricky, a fellow tickler commented.
“Mmeamua kaende kaende,” TV Host Dr Kingori said.
“Puliza Tarumbeta Baba… Simamisha hii Dunia… Imetosha !!!” Radio Host Alex Mwakideu wrote.
“Nani ako na Ile ngoma ya Bensol na Mejja inaitwaa NAIROBI yule anakupea pia ananipea anitumie nataka kuiskiza time ilitoka sikuwa na bundles,” Nebulazz Kenya wrote.
Some, had nuggets of advice for the two parents in the light of the drama that keeps unfolding.
Suzanna Owiyo wrote: “My advice to both of you, Find how you can resolve the issue amicably,”
“Was this necessary? There’s a whole innocent child involved, no matter all else,” Journalist Sharon Momanyi wrote.
And then ther were those who called out the comedian for airing his dirty linen for all and sundry.
Activist Boniface Mwangi was the first to call the comedian out, claiming that he had shamed his baby mama, and a young innocent boy.
“This isn’t cool @ericomondi. You have shamed your Baby Mama and your son. It’s been public knowledge that you’re the her baby daddy and you even admitted as much,” Mwangi wrote.
“So this whole story you’re bringing might even be true but the public didn’t need to know that much. It’s an honour to be a dad and @jacquemaribe chose you as her son’s father. Now your son, since as far as he knows you’re the daddy will be ridiculed shamed because you have somewhat denied him publicly. Not cool bro,”