SCUFFLE

Ole Sereni issues statement on Ndichu brothers scuffle

The Ndichu brothers have since stepped down from their roles at Wapi Pay.

In Summary

•Group CEO Ghulam Samdani said they are aware of the altercation that ensued on Sunday, and their security personnel intervened before it escalated further.

•Samdani added that the manager on duty at the time of the squabble called the police who took charge of the matter.

Ndichu Twin brothers
Ndichu Twin brothers
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The Emara Ole Sereni hotel on Tuesday addressed the scuffle involving Ndichu brothers Eddie and Paul that occurred at the hotel’s lobby.

In a statement, group CEO Ghulam Samdani said they are aware of the altercation that ensued on Sunday, and their security personnel intervened before it escalated.

“At the outset, please note that we do not accept nor condone any such behaviour as we have an obligation to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests. While there was an incident, it is isolated and out of character for our operations,” he said.

The statement was in response to a video that has been circulating on social media of Ndichu and his twin brother Paul allegedly engaging in a scuffle at hotel.

Samdani added that the manager on duty at the time of the squabble called the police who took charge of the matter.

“We are aware that no arrests were made and as such we have no further comment at this stage.”

The incident has since seen the Ndichu brothers step down from their roles as CEO of Wapi Pay and Executive Director.

In a statement, Wapi Pay board said the company’s CEO role will be taken up by Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Kariuki on an interim basis.

“The Board commits to conclude this matter within the next 30 working days,” read the statement.

Eddie had earlier on stepped down as a board member of the Association of Fintechs in Kenya.

In a personal statement, Eddie said he was saddened by the incident and that relevant authorities were handling the matter, promising to cooperate with them.

“For now, I have taken some time off to reflect on this embarrassing and unfortunate situation and will cooperate with all stakeholders to ensure a speedy conclusion of the matter,” he said.

An earlier statement by Wapi Pay had defended the two, saying that they found themselves in a confrontation that they wanted to neutralise and defend themselves from certain aggressors.