Samidoh Shares His Troubled Upbringing
By Steve Osaka
Kenyan Mugithi Singer cum cop Sam Muchoki popularly known as Samidoh laid it bare on on his tough upbringing.
The high flying Mugithi Singer says he was orphaned at a very tender age.
It started with the death of his father who was also a policeman being killed during the tribal clashes in Molo.
He spoke to comedian Churchill on the journey series edition.
“Babangu Michael Ndirangu was an Ap officer, aliwork Nakuru kidogo Molo sasa ndio alikufa hiyo time ya clashes,hizi clashes unaonanga,naskianga hizi vita za kikabila huwa naskia roho yangu ikichafuka juu iliniacha bila baba… Alirun out of ammunition so akapigwa na mshale so hivo ndio alipatana na kifo chake“Said Samidoh.
They had to relocate to Nyandarua with his mom together with his other five siblings, all boys. Being a single mother with no formal employment, life became unbearable.
Samidoh who is the third born had to step in doing odd jobs such as tilling farms and working at construction sites to eke a living.
“Tukaenda Nyandarua with my mom kama amebeba vijana Sita na unaona si mtu akona formal employment,so actually I learnt kulima mabuti unapimiwa 15 by 15..nikaajiriwa kazi ya kuchunga ng’ombe ndio nisaidie mzazi,nilikuwa nalipwa mia tatu,” added the Benga Star.
His mother later passed on while he was in secondary school and he survived through the help of the community.
He also had a stint at the National Youth Service in Gilgil, from where he was expelled having gone to try his luck in a police recruitment, a slot he missed then.
He never gave up and was eventually absorbed after several attempts.
He credited his elder brother Karis Magic and Kamande wa Kioo for nurturing his musical talent.