Comedian Eric Omondi has refunded Trade CS Moses Kuria the money spent on sponsoring his trip to the U.S. This follows Kuria’s expression of regret for financing the trip.
Omondi shared a screenshot of an Mpesa message after he sent Ksh 126,000 to the Cs Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
In a widely circulated TikTok video, Eric acknowledges that CS Kuria indeed assisted him during that time.
However, Eric also expresses gratitude for the blessings that God has bestowed upon him.
Eric Omondi further states his intention to refund Kuria the money he received to avoid embarrassing him in front of his children as they grow up.
He explains that by refunding the money, he will have a counterargument if Kuria ever claims in the future that he helped him. Eric can confidently respond that he repaid the amount.
Moses Kuria regreted sponsoring Eric Omondi’s U.S tour.
During a discussion on the Finance Bill 2023 on June 8, CS Kuria expressed regret for sponsoring Eric Omondi’s trip to the United States.
He intended for the trip to broaden Eric’s perspective and expose him to the world. However, he seems disappointed that Eric opposes the proposals in the Finance Bill 2023.
CS Kuria further highlights his experiences of traveling around the world, stating that they have given him a broader perspective compared to Eric Omondi.
He shares examples of successful countries, emphasizing that Kenya should learn from them and take bold steps to address issues such as food security.
“I heard Eric Omondi saying he is young, and seven years ago, I took my money and sent him to America so that he could see how the world is. But based on how he talks now, it would have been better if I had used that money for a celebration because I don’t see if he learned anything,” Kuria said.