Popular comedienne Zeddy has won the hearts of many after fighting for a better life for the forgotten comedians who are suffering silently. So far she has highlighted the plights of comedians Njoro and Wakimani.
Through her social media accounts, Zeddy has been highlighting the poor state of most Churchill Show comedians who’ve sunk into depression.
Recently, during an interview with Jalang’o, Zeddy revealed that comedians Wakimani and Njoro were battling depression.
Wakimani, who was rescued last week thanks to Zeddy, admitted he was battling depression and he has so far accepted to go for therapy.
‘MAJORITY OF MALE COMEDIANS ARE SUFFERING IN SILENCE. THE MEN ARE EDUCATED, YOUNG to NEVER SPEAK UP! COMEDIANS WA KIMANI AND NJORO ARE ALL SUFFERING AND THEY ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET,’ SHE SAID.
Zeddy visited Njoro’s home in Nakuru where she was welcomed by the comedian and his mother. He revealed that she was the first and only comedian to reach out to him.
Njoro shared his sad life story, leaving many touched.
‘Maisha imenitandika sana. I contemplated suicide three times na zote zimefail but that’s God’s plans. hadi mathee akasema hapana huyu kijana anaenda…’ he said,
Truth be told siko poa. Mimi it drained me mpaka nikaingia depression and it was bad. I’ve been on medication but things arent good. My dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer, I have four kids to take care of…and lost everything.
Njoro, who cracked our ribs whenever he featured on Churchill Show went ahead to share disturbing details.
‘October, November, and December last year nilikuwa mbaya. Instagram yangu sikuwa napost anything because I was in a bad state. I wanted to commit suicide at Viewpoint but God sent someone. I was saying my last prayer when a truck driver heard me. He put a towing rope on my car and after I was done with prayers, I was ready to die but the car wasn’t moving. He told ‘hutwafanya hio kitu’ and we attracted a crowd,’ he recounted.
The father of four continued,
The first suicide attempt I took rat and rat and the second attempt I bought dawa ya ng’ombe (chemical used in cattle dips to clean animals) and another time I tried chopping off my wrist, but they all didn’t work. I lost everything, friends and that’s what triggered depression.
He admitted that he stopped taking alcohol and would like to visit trained personnel in mental health to counsel him and asked well-wishers to give him a job.
Sahii comedy no. Kama kuna mtu ako na kazi aniite hAta kesho nitaanza.
Kenyans online were mesmerized by Zeddy’s kind actions and reactions include,
sammie_kioko May God grant you, your needs @njorothecomedian na Mungu awe na sisi wasanii
n_injer May God bless you Zeddy. This is touching
hanif_physique You’re amazing sis so proud of you. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
beverlybae @zainabuzeddy Barikiwa sana mama Djib, umeokoa maisha hapa and for sure will support him, he is willing and ready to even work i can see, after watching i have forwarded it to my boss, am hoping he gets touched too and offer him something… Tutatuma kakitu pia, @njorothecomedian stay strong for ur kids, they need u more than anyone, everyone is fighting a battle maybe in different ways but trust me there are people in worse situations and still holding on with hopes of a better tomorrow… There’s hopes kababa, stay strong💪
Below is the video with details on how to reach Njoro