Tamara Risheel became the talk of town last week when she took to the streets of Nairobi to announce that she was looking to have an audience with her father,President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Her moment in the spotlight was unceremoniously cut short after she was whisked away by patrolling police and placed into custody at Kilimani police station for about 3 days.
She was,however, bailed out by Starehe MP Charles Kanyi Njagua ,media personality Willy M Tuva and comedian/Ebru TV show host Chipukeezy.
After her plight,Tamara Risheel was then invited to Chipukeezy’s show on Ebru TV to give an account of her story and furthermore expound more on her claim as to how she was related to the Head of State.
Tamara disclosed that she was orphaned and at some point left homeless because she had to run away from Huruma as her life was in danger for being pro-Uhuru.
The show may have entertained the studio audience but a considerable number of Kenyans online were disturbed by the whole interview
Some Kenyans felt like the comedian took advantage of Tamara who they believed could be having some sort of mental illness,which was nothing to make light of.
Here are just some reactions to the interview by viewers on YouTube:
Mutiga MC Anthony: Ebru TV must pull this down. It is clear this girl have has a mental condition. Must be biopola. It is sad that it was recorded and even more sad that Ebru TV editors allowed it to air. The best we can do is to pull this down. Do not make fun of mental illness. Those of us with such patients are feeling how insensitive you are.
Karanja Nzisa: Kenya though. A girl who’s obviously suffering a horrible form of psychosis is now being paraded before cameras which beam images and footage of her at her worst into our homes and people are RELISHING it. How does someone’s suffering become comedy show fodder? Please keep your entertainment.
Mungai Stella: I watched the video almost in tears. Such a poor innocent soul who obviously needs psychiatric help being mocked and ridiculed on national tv. That guy needs to apologise and any advocates of mental health issues out there should stand up for that girl. mschew
On Instagram, the sentiments on YouTube were echoed with some asking the comedian to get mental help for the young girl.
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