Comedian Paul Wakimani Ogutu has moved Kenyans to tears after he revealed that he has been battling depression.
Wakimani has not been active as before in the past few years after he lost his best friend Ayeiya in 2017 in a road accident.
Wakimani penned a touching tribute to Ayeiya’s on April 22, 2017, which read,
Dear amutude (ayeiyaaa)
I thank God for bringing you into my life Amutude. I praise God because I saw His manifestation in you. You taught me alot about faith in God..I saw so much love yesterday. It showed the impact you had on people’s lives how much they love you. I thank God for that. We have been through so much together. Your loss has left me with so much pain. I will always celebrate you.. I miss you. .Till we meet again dear brother…Your legacy lives on.
The comedian who featured on Churchill Show for quite a while has been lying low like an envelope.
Last week, comedian Zeddy revealed Wakimani’s sad state of life, leaving many touched.
‘WA KIMANI HAYUKO PAHALI PAZURI… UNAKUMBUKA ILE ACCIDENT YENYE AYEIYA ALIKUFA? HE WAS THE ONE DRIVING THE CAR AND AYEIYA’S FAMILY WANTS HIM TO PAY THEM KSH21 MILLION FOR LOSING THEIR SON. HE HAS BEEN BATTLING WITH DEPRESSION SINCE THEN.THERE IS A TIME WE TALKED AND HE TOLD ME MANZE ZEDDY NIMEFIKA MWISHO NATAKA KUCHUKUA MANILA PAPER NIENDE NIKAUZE FIGO PALE NYAYO [I HAVE NO OTHER MEANS AND I’M CONTEMPLATING SELLING MY KIDNEY]’ Zeddy said.
Speaking about his current life status in an interview with theoriginalpadre254, Wakimani said,
I have been going through depression for the last three years and it hasn’t been an easy road for me. When I was going through depression it all started at Churchill Show and today I want to let it go from my heart so that I can grow.
While on Churchill Show at some point I felt that we were falling out coz of one or two things. First, I was called at 2 am and told to go for a show in Nakuru. When I got there, the creative director (Victor Ber) ASKED ME “UMECOME KUFANYA nini hapa na tumetoka na wasanii Nairobi?”
Wakimani revealed that during that time he was going through depression after the accident which left Ayeiya dead.
‘…I got depressed and used to drink a lot and I was drowning every day to the level that no one could understand me…I was trying to pick myself up and move on but those guys [at Churchill Show] were not understanding what I was doing with my life.