Senator Karen Nyamu leads politicians in fundraising for Samidoh’s foundation
On November 30, Nominated Senator Karen Nyamu took the lead in rallying members of parliament to raise funds for her baby daddy, Mugiithi artist Samuel Muchoki, popularly known as Samidoh.
This initiative took place during the launch of Samidoh’s foundation at the Parklands Sports Club.
During her address, Karen Nyamu highlighted Samidoh’s dedication to charitable endeavors, emphasising that the funds collected would be utilized for a noble cause.
“I am a witness of the passion he has of giving and normally he does not even shout. I am surprised he has videos of him giving. He is a giver and he can give and be left without anything. Your contribution will go to a good course. We invited many in our senate and some of them have sent me, the speaker has sent me and others.”
DP Rigathi Gachagua and President William Ruto contributed Sh2 million for the foundation.
DP Gachagua expressed his admiration for Mugiithi artist Samidoh, describing him as a cherished member of the community whom he pledged to support through his foundation.
“Samidoh is not just an artist; he is our son, our hero, and a source of pride for us. As one of your greatest fans, I am here to express my love and appreciation for your music. I don’t just listen to it; I take the time to dance to the beats you create.”
Gachagua encouraged Samidoh to persist in entertaining people and urged him to safeguard his unique voice.
“Keep composing more songs and continue caring for your voice. It’s your gift, and your mastery of the guitar is exceptional.
Throughout history, songs and dance have been our primary means of communication. Every significant occasion or joyful moment has been marked with songs and dance. Even during counseling sessions, we convey our messages through songs. Love, a dominant theme in 95% of our songs, is a timeless and essential topic.”
Explaining his role in correcting Samidoh earlier on, DP Gachagua mentioned his position as an officer in the national police service saying he .
“As an officer in the national police service, I noticed Samidoh was heading in the wrong direction at one point. I informed him that I would use police orders to steer him back on track. These artists are like my children, and it’s our responsibility to guide them into becoming responsible members of society. They carry our hopes as leaders.”
In his speech, Samidoh credited Benga artiste Kamande wa Kioi as his “dad in music,” highlighting the profound impact his mentorship has had on Samidoh’s musical journey.
Reflecting on the genesis of the foundation, Samidoh revealed that the idea was born three years ago when he realized the power of music as a beacon of hope and a means to give back to society.
“It is a celebration and a testament that kindness has power,” he said.
The second-born in a family of six, Samidoh reminisced about the support he received from neighbors during his early years, shaping the foundation’s mission to give back to those who may have lost their way.
He talked about losing his parents at a younger age being the reason he wants to give back to the society.
“We are not just giving hope; we are also lighting the path for those in need,” he emphasized.
The event drew the presence of other prominent politicians such as Kiambu Senator Karungo Wa Thang’wa, Nyandarua Governor Moses Ndirangu Badilisha, Lamu Women Rep Monica Muthoni, Kiambu Governor Kimani Wa Matangi, Senator Karen Nyamu, and more.
Notable figures in the entertainment industry, including Bahati, Joyce Wa Mama, Karangu Muraya, comedian Terence, and a substantial team of influencers, also graced Samidoh’s occasion.
Here is how the politicians contributed to Samidoh’s foundation.
President Ruto– Sh1 million
DP Gachagua – Sh 1 million
Senator Karen Nyamu – Sh100, 000
Senate Speaker Amason Kingi – Sh250, 000
Senator Aaron Cheruiyot- Sh250, 000
Senator Edwin Sifuna – Sh100, 000
Peris Tobiko – Sh20, 000
Samson Kiprotich Cherargei – Sh100,000
Nyandarua Governor t Moses Ndirangu Badilisha – 200, 000
Energy PS Alex Wachira 100, 000
PS Defense Patrick Mariru – Sh100, 000
Lamu Women Rep Monica Muthoni – Sh50, 000
Nyeri Senator Wamatinga Wahome – Sh30, 000
Kiambu Governor Kimani Wa Matangi – Sh100, 000
Kiambu Senator Karungo Wathang’wa – Sh50, 000
Lamu Senator Joseph Githuku – Sh50, 000
PS Roads Joseph Mungai – Sh100, 000
PS Wosia – Sh50, 000
Murang’a women Rep Betty Maina– Sh30, 00