EGT Responds to Easther & Ezekiel Mother Julie after she had approached the EGT Kenyan Franchise
Demanding for the Money her kids had won from the Competition sighting
That the family had never received any Money won from the East Africa’s Got Talent
Down in Nairobi. Julie Mutesasira claimed that her kids had never gotten the Prize and that
They have waited for a long period of time and that they were running out of patient.
According to the coordinator of EGT Katson Horace, countered in response that they have actually
Paid $37,000 already to the winners’ father, Pr. Steven Mutesasira and are only left with $13,000 that they
Were ready to pay until the mother, Julie Mutesasira, showed up demanding she receive the money on behalf of the children.
He expressed disappointment with Esther and Ezekiel, saying he was surprised when they came out
Claiming they have not been paid a single penny, but he did not rush to the media to respond
Because they are the franchise ambassadors and so did not want to air out their family conflicts in public.
He also argues that they were minors and at the time of their winning, Ezekiel was 10 while Esther was 14, being helped by an aunt.
It was after they had won that their mother and father got involved, complicating the whole exercise.
“Their auntie Gladys was the one helping with everything. Their mother and father were not involved at that stage.
We cannot just send $50,000 (Shs175 million) to minors. You know where there is money, everybody gets involved.
What happens is the winners are paid half ($25,000) of the money immediately. But for them, we did not know
Whether to pay the mother or father. But the father came into the picture and we paid him,” Horace explained.
He added that last year in March, he took Esther, Ezekiel and their father to Tanzania for two purposes
To do a collabo and to get paid an additional $12,000 of the money making the total paid so far $37,000.
However, their mother Julie showed up asking for the balance of $13,000 to be sent to Canada