The fintech Ndichu twins Eddie and Paul have been embroiled in a whirlwind of controversy after a controversial video of them surfaced online from the weekend.
The video has sparked gender based violence allegations against the Wapi Pay co-founders who can be seen engaging in a physical altercation at Ole Sereni at the wee hours of the night with some ladies on Sunday.
Through their company, the twins released a statement that has ruffled a lot of feathers in the country.
“Our understanding is that the allegations and video currently being shared on social media, albeit horrific and regrettable, do not depict the true events that transpired that night. To be clear, Paul and Eddie got involved in an attempt to neutralize a confrontation between two women and to defend themselves from certain aggressors. The matter has been reported to the police and DCI for further investigation and resolution. Pending this, we request restraint be exercised in potentially and unfairly spreading misinformation that has no factual basis.” read the statement in part.
Nameless’ wife Wahu took to her social media accounts to express her dissatisfaction at their response to the allegations.
“I’m so angry right now!!!!! @wapi_pay it is evident that you’re oblivious of the contradictions in your statement!
you insinuate that neither you or your co-founders EDDIE & PAUL NDICHU tolerate gender based violence…yet the footage indicates otherwise. ..you also say your co-founders were neutralizing a fight…by slapping a Woman??? And vandalizing a car? This is in no way an apology. This is a poor attempt to clear guilty, irresponsible and violent behavior. Dear corporates and members of the public..we cannot in this day and age condone this kind of irresponsible entitled and desrespectful practices. May the law of Kenya prevail,” she wrote.
After a push from her fans, Eddie Ndich’s wife Janet Mbugua also proclaimed her stand against gender-based violence calling for justice to prevail.
“I am sadden by increasing incidents of Gender-Based Violence. Over the last decade, I have joined my voice to efforts to #EndGBV. 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,” wrote the Inua Dada founder.
Since the allegations, Wapi pay has since seen the withdrawal of one of their key investors, a China-based fund MSA Capital who made the $2.2 million (Sh243,980,000) pre-seed funding to the startup that aims to process Sh55 billion in remittances between Asia and Africa by the end of next year.