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Samidoh and MC Jimmie Kajim on their worst memories as orphans

Mugiithi artiste Samuel Muchoki, popularly known as Samidoh, and radio personality MC Jimmie Kajim, have reflected on losing of their parents at a young age.

Both shared accounts of the challenges they faced as orphans and how growing yup without parents shaped their lives.

MC Jimmie, known for his vibrant presence on the airwaves, recounted how an aunt once made a mockery of his grief.

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“There’s my aunt who told me a few years after losing my mum, ‘Go and exhume your mum from the grave’. She pretended she was drunk,” Kajim narrated.

Samidoh also shared memories from his adolescence, triggered by a recent TikTok video that prompted users to share their experiences of enduring hurtful words.

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Samidoh recalled one incident when a relative declined to provide him with cash for a school trip.

“I once pleaded with ‘someone’ to offer me Sh200 for a school trip to Nakuru Crater and she was like, Sami unafaa ujue wewe ni yatima hufai kujiwekelea maisha ya juu,” he recalled.

Samidoh’s mother, Miriam Wairimu, died when he was in Form Two.

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The singer has credited his late mum for his successful music career, given that she used to sing with him in the church choir and in crusades.

“I wish she was alive for her to see how her prayers molded me and kept me going,” Samidoh said.

His late father, Michael Ndirangu, was a police officer. He was killed in tribal clashes when Samidoh was only three years.