When news of a popular drama series actor Jamal Nassul Gaddafi got out on Wednesday, one media personality who shares a surname with the deceased was in for a long day.
Jamal Gaddafi, an award-winning entertainment journalist with no relation to Jamal Nassul, was shocked after he started receiving messages that he had been stabbed to death.
Jamal disclosed that concerned but unsuspecting Kenyans were calling him, spreading information that he had been caught with someone’s wife and stabbed to death.
Unbeknown to them, said Jamal, they were referring to Nassul who played “Baba Junior” on KTN Home’s TV drama series “Junior.”
An eye-popping mix-up.
“Woke up today to some fake news that I have been stabbed to death having been caught with someone’s wife…
“Think its high time bloggers and everyone else who uses social media to spread fake news to be careful of what they publish out there. The deceased shared the same surname as mine & acts in a show in KTN home (BabaJunior) thus the mix-up…
“All in all I’m okay as you can see… And my condolences to the family of Jamal Nassor Mungu amfutie madhambi yake yeye Mbele sisi Nyuma May his soul Rest in Peace,” said Jamal.
Reports say Nassul succumbed to knife wounds during a scuffle that happened during a party in a hotel located in Syokimau, Machakos County.
Eyewitness accounts say he quarrelled with a female acquaintance and was stabbed in the ensuing scuffle.
“We are saddened to learn about the tragic death of Jamal Nassul. He was a versatile actor and previously starred in the ‘Junior’ TV series, playing the role of Baba Junior. Our prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult moment,” said KTN Managing Director, Joe Munene.