Media personality Janet Mbugua has spoken out after her husband, Eddie Ndichu, and his twin brother Paul, were recorded on camera battering two women.
The video shot at Ole Sereni Hotel in Kajiado showed the siblings in a violent confrontation with the women.
The source that leaked the video told blogger Edgar Obare that the siblings attacked her and her sister after they allegedly declined their advances.
“My sister and I were attacked by the Ndichu twins for respectfully turning them down. They threatened to shoot us and ruin our lives. My sister was strangled by Paul Ndichu while her boyfriend, who had come to her rescue, was being strangled by Eddie,” she claimed.
In the video, one of the twins was captured angrily smashing the side mirror of a car whose owner is still not known.
In her reaction posted on her social media pages, Janet mentioned that she does not condone gender-based violence and asked police to take action.
“I am saddened by increasing incidents of gender-based violence. Over the last decade, I have joined efforts to end GBV. I condemn all forms of GBV irrespective of who is involved and will continue to speak out against it. We have laws in Kenya and justice must prevail,” she said.
The twins issued a statement, confirming that the men filmed in the video are them.
However, they denied assault allegations, claiming that they intervened to separate the two women, who were fighting.
“The video being shared on social media, albeit horrific and regrettable, does not depict the true events that transpired that night. To be clear, Paul and Eddie got involved in an attempt to stop a confrontation between two women and to defend themselves from certain aggressors,” the founders of Wapi Pay said in a joint statement.
“The matter has been reported to the general police and the DCI for further investigation and resolution. We urge that restraint be exercised instead of unfairly spreading misinformation that has no factual basis.”