Former Churchill show star, David the student tests positive for COVID-19
Comedian David Kangogo, famously known as David The Student, has tested positive for COVID-19 just days after he had an encounter with a couple in the United States of America, as he was giving them a ride. David, who relocated to the US in search of greener pastures in 2018, has been working as a Lyft driver.
The comedian, through his Facebook page, shared that he started feeling under the weather and also exhibited the symptoms linked with the deadly virus on Friday before going for a test which came out positive. “I got diagnosed with COVID-19. Now I am quarantined and I trust and believe I’ll get through this. Thank you all for the support I’ve been receiving. Thank you! Please stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance,” he wrote.
Just a week ago, the comedian was in the news after an angry Lyft passenger hurled racial slurs at him after he asked the caucasian couple who had requested for a ride to put on a mask. In a disturbing video, which has since gone viral after it was shared by Al Jazeera, shows a passenger identified only as “Joe” erupting after Kangogo asked him to put his mask back on after taking it off during the ride. The clip shows the man getting out of the car and unleashing verbal abuse toward the former comedian.
The 30 year old former Churchill show comedian, told Newsweek the man ignored his first request to put his mask back on after taking it off during the ride. The company’s policy requires all passengers and drivers to have their masks on during the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said he called Lyft representatives following the incident and then went home. “I couldn’t drive,” Kangogo told the outlet. “I was literally shaking.”
In a statement, Lyft confirmed the unidentified passenger had been permanently banned. “There is no place for discrimination of any sort in the Lyft community, and this behavior is absolutely unacceptable,” the statement reads. “We have permanently removed the rider from the Lyft community and have been in touch with the driver to offer our support.”
This article was written by Josephine Njoroge.