Days after Churchill Show comedian George Maina alias Njoro spoke on his struggles with depression and alcoholism, Kenyans of goodwill have offered him support. Njoro appreciated fans who raised money to help turn around his life and that of his father who is battling stomach cancer. Njoro revealed that a local organisation had offered to fund the hospital bills.
"We got help from Project Afya which will take care of my dad’s bill. They said that they will pay all the bills. God is good and he is in heaven," Njoro posted on Instagram.
The seemingly overwhelmed comedian thanked Kenyans for the support writing: “Holding ...God is so good thanks so much fam... I don’t know how I will pay you back ...God bless you.”
Speaking with fellow comedian Zainabu Zeddy a week ago, Njoro disclosed that his life had turned upside down after depression compelled him to attempt suicide thrice.
"You know, when you lose everything, you also end up losing the people you used to call your friends. I have tried to take my own life three times but by some miracle, I failed in all my attempts. It must be God's plan but truth be told, I am not well at all," he confessed.
This, he said, happened when his mental health issue worsened last year. He painfully narrated how a truck driver saved his life after realising he was about to commit suicide by driving off a cliff at the Rift Valley viewpoint area in Limuru. According to him, the driver intervened on seeing him praying inside the car parked at the edge of the cliff. Njoro’s story comes barely a month after Zeddy accused Churchill Show Creative Director Victor Ber of frustrating comedians. Zeddy pointed an accusing finger at Ber for the death of two comedians, Joseph Musyoki Kivindu aka Kasee and Anthony Njenga ‘Mswahili’, who are believed to have suffered from depression before their demise.