Controversial radio presenter Andrew Kibe has spoken out after his arrest and court arraignment.
Kibe is in trouble with the law this time for defaulting on a loan he borrowed from a friend seven years ago.
In an Instagram post, Kibe acknowledged that he had been arrested and indeed he owed his friend Sh2.5 million borrowed many many years ago which had now accrued to Sh500,000 after he failed to pay as agreed.
“Nilikuwa nimeshikwa I’m free now. You know kuwa na deni si kitu kubwa lakini sasa unacome kunishika kwa station, hiyo ni ungwana kweli,” Kibe wrote.
In the video, Kibe also calls out his friend, Joshua Weru, for not being patient with him and even worse embarrassing him at his place of work by showing up with police officers and having him arrested. He went on to pray for leniency lest we all become carnivores, tearing at each other over things like loans.
“Let me tell you how petty some people can be, even before we have seen the judge the whole story is already out. Anyway with that being said, I pray that you treat your friends with leniency because ile mbio nimepelekwa my friend by somebody who I thought was my friend, nimeonyeshwa maneno. Hata kama mtu ako na deni yako isiwe ni kukufa, be easy…” he went on.
According to court documents, Kibe had initially borrowed Sh215,000 back in February 22, 2012 and had agreed to have the loan paid in 18 days with an interest of Sh55,000, failure to which the loan would incur a 7.5% interest every four days.
When he was arraigned before Employment and Labour Relations Court on Wednesday, Kibe was ordered to make the full payment by October 3, 2019, or risk arrest and detention.
Kibe is a popular radio presenter who hosts the Kiss FM morning breakfast show alongside Kamene Goro. He is known to make controversial statements online especially regarding women and sex.