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I was acting as a rich man – Githeri man says after photos of him looking dead-drunk went viral

By Fay Ngina | Jul 18th 2019 | 1 min read

After his ‘dead-drunk’ photos in trolley went viral, Martin Kimotho also popularly known as Githeri man, came out to deny the allegations and claimed that he was only acting a rich man.

The viral photos had him criticized by Kenyans on social media, especially since he was awarded Head of State Commendation by President Uhuru Kenyatta after he recovered from alcohol addiction.

Speaking to K24, Mr Kimotho said that he is a comedian and that he asked to be put in the trolley to entertain his people by pretending to be rich.

“I did not do anything wrong. If anything, it was me who asked to be put on a trolley. I am a comedian, and I wanted to entertain my people by pretending that I am a wealthy man,” said Mr Kimotho.

He said the photos were taken out of context but also admitted to have gone back into his drinking habits after his sponsors ‘dumped’ him.

The 43-year-old man says he fell into depression after the people who promised to help him never came through.

“I have been knocking on the doors of people, who promised to help me. However, they often tell me that they are not in a position to assist. What do you expect me to do when that is the case?” asked Githeri man.

Mr Kimotho successful completed his program at the Mama Care Addiction and Recovery Center and even graduated.

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