Ex-Churchill Show comedian David the Student tests positive for COVID-19 in US

David the Student
Churchill Show comedian David Kagongo alias David the Student. [Photo: Courtesy]

Kenyan comedian who featured a while back on Churchill Show David Kagongo alias David the Student has tested positive for COVID-19.

He says that he developed a sickly feeling on Friday and on Saturday, he got worse which is when he decided to take a COVID-19 test which turned positive.

“I got diagnosed with Covid-19. I am now on quarantine and I trust and believe I’ll get through this.” he broke the news to his fans on his Instagram account.

He thanked his fans for the support they have accorded him but also reminded them to observe hygiene, wearing a facemask and keeping social distance.

“Thank you all for the support I’ve been receiving. Please stay safe. Wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance.”

He broke the news a week after sharing a sad story of racially attacked at his job in the US where he is based.

David who works as a cab driver for Lyft picked hus client at Malarkey’s Sports Grill in Issaquah.

On his way, he noticed that the man removed his facemask and he requested him to put it back on as is the policy with Lyft but the man went ballistic hurling racial rants at him and even threatened to pee on the car’s seats.

All this time, David was recording the incident which he then shared online, much.

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According to Komo News, Lyft has since banned the man permanently from Lyft rides and he was also dismissed from his work place following the incident.

Malarkey’s Sports Grill has also banned the couple from its precincts moving forward.

“Today we learned of a disturbing video that portrayed disgusting racist comments by one of our employees. His employment has been terminated effective immediately. Wilbur-Ellis stands against racism in all its forms,” the rider’s employer Wilbur-Ellis wrote on social media.

The rider also apologized over his conduct.

“I humbly apologize for my behavior towards David K. the Lyft driver on Tuesday night. I should have never said the things I said nor acted like a complete idiot. He didn’t deserve that. Nobody does. I had too much to drink and lost control of my tongue and I said horrible things that I truly regret. Watching the video was hard for me, it was if I didn’t recognize the person. I let myself down, I let my friends and family down, I let my company down, I let our whole country down. I ask for forgiveness and mercy from literally everyone especially David the driver, the Lyft community, my family and friends and our community.”