Overrated Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi and washed-up media personality Betty Kyallo have been left in hot soup after KTN cancelled the controversial “Big Quiz Show” following weeks of not airing on TV.
This was after several complaints issued by the show’s participants who claimed to have won different amounts in the competition but are still yet to receive a single penny for their efforts.
This first came to light through “Tea Master” Edgar Obare, who shared the story of one anonymous participant that disclosed their grievances concerning the lottery show.
She claimed to have won Sh1 million but was yet to receive her money.
Consequently, the lady’s claims influenced people to conclude that the show is nothing but a scam conning unsuspecting Kenyans their hard-earned money.
The victims accused Betty Kyallo and Eric Omondi of colluding with the company to defraud them.
The Big Show Limited management team has since come out to claim that their organization is entirely to blame and solely responsible for the late payment for their frustrated winners.
As seen in a statement shared by comedian Eric Omondi on Saturday, the manager added that Kenyans, as well as participants, should not castigate Eric Omondi, Betty Kyallo, and The Standard Media as they are not responsible for uncleared payment as they were only contracted as service partners.
On the issue of pending payouts amounting to millions of shillings, the firm remained dodgy in their response with a vague instruction to winners of various cash prizes who are yet to receive their awards to get in touch with their “customer service team”.
Whether or not they will get to receive their money back, only God knows.
As for Eric Omondi and Betty Kyallo, they will now have to bear the burden of being the face of what looks like yet another Kenyan public scam.
Some of the participants who spoke to Nairobi tabloids insist that they hold the two media personalities to blame for having influenced them into the alleged racketeering scheme.
Most had the misinformed assumption that the two nationally recognized brands could not possibly be involved in dealings with such suspicious entities.
How The Show Worked
The Big Quiz Show Limited conceptualised the Big Quiz Show as an interactive live TV gaming show.
It contracted The Standard Group to be the broadcast partner, paving way for the premiere of the show on KTN Home in March.
Hundreds of players registered for The Big Quiz Show using their mobile phones, with which they also paid a weekly fee and answered trivia questions from the comfort of their homes.
To win, players were ranked based on the accuracy and speed with which they sent in their answers.
Participants only needed to register via text (SMS JOIN to 23774) and answer simple multiple-choice questions that would be beamed live on TV.
The registration fee cost Sh150, so you can imagine how much they made in the few weeks the competition ran.
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