• "She would tell me to buy land instead of a car. She told me one day I might look back and be shocked because I had nothing to show for it." - Njoro
Actor Ken Gichoya, who acted as Njoro in Papa Shirandula, has fondly recalled how his mum pushed him to invest adding that today he is a landlord.
Speaking during an appearance on Weekend Edition, hosted by Dr. Kingori, the award-winning actor shared;
"My mum used to push me to invest. She would tell me to buy land instead of a car. She told me one day I might look back and be shocked because I had nothing to show for it. Do not wait till you get a huge amount of money. Use the little money you have."
Njoro however says being a landlord is not easy as some tenants are very cunning.
He recalls welding the door of a tenant who had refused to pay her rent for 6 months.
"I once welded someone's door for refusing to pay rent, the lady was older than my mum. She used to brag about how old she was and how she had older kids than me, yet they have never pushed her out.
She told me to wait till she gets money.
So one day I came with my two sons and immediately the lady spotted us she got into the house closed the door and put off all the lights.
When she saw how serious we were she pleaded with us to let her out. She had to ask her church members to contribute for her.
I moved from Rongai and my boys to help me weld. I drove a probox so that I can invest so why should I feel bad because of receiving sadaka ya sunday moja?"
Sharing another nasty experience with a tenant Njoro narrated
"I have a plot in Kiserian and my tenant cut all my car tires. He had paid rent but I had not seen the message.
He found me at a local bar where he found me, he asked me to accompany him to his place where he asked his wife to give me a cup of tea.
The tea was thrown to my face. Since that day tuliheshimiana."