Rest in peace till we meet again: Comedian Njoro mourns beloved father
Fans of George Njoroge popularly known as Njoro are mourning with the comedian after the loss of his father. The former Churchill Show comedian lost his dad Charles Maina on January 3, 2021 at 3 am while receiving treatment for stomach cancer which he has been battling since last year.
Njoroge penned an emotional message for his beloved father to, "Rest in peace till we meet again," he said, adding that, "Lala salama, I loved you and will always do. Shine on your way dad."
Njoroge had earlier hinted that his father was doing well having completed his chemotherapy sessions. But word reaching The Nairobian is that Maina was rushed back to hospital after his condition worsened.
The former Churchill Show comedian has barely recovered from a traumatic one year having battled depression which led to attempted suicide three times. Consequently, Njoro took a break off social media in August last year to manage with his mental health.
"Guys, I will be away for some time, for treatment (1-3mnths) coz my ( brain) is not okay. No matter how good a car is, without an engine hakuna gari. I will be offline but I will be coming on Instagram live every Saturday at 8 pm to update you on how I am doing with the treatment," he wrote on social media.
As if that wasn't enough, his father a casual labourer was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year. In an earlier interview with The Nairobian, the father-of-four thanked friends and well-wishers for helping him back on his feet at a time when he was too depressed to take care of his family.
On making a comeback recently, the comedian who grew up in Nakuru London slums, landed a new media job.