Following revelations that popular comedian Jemutai is having difficulties raising her two children and paying her rent, we have resolved as a society to offset her rent arrears. We are asking her to get in touch with the society at the earliest opportunity.
The livelihoods of entertainers like Jemutai have been destroyed by the Coronavirus Pandemic, and we know that many comedians, including Tahidi High’s Omosh have been adversely affected.
Single moms in Kenya have been hit particularly hard by this pandemic. Kenyans on social media might joke about it, but for comedians who are single mothers like Jemutai, the burden of raising two children without any income is heavy.
We ask the Government to set aside a stimulus grant for single mothers in Kenya. This fund should support single moms struggling with money, health, stress, child care and illness. The church and the Kenya Films Classification Board should also support struggling artists.