Citizen TV Machachari actress Clara Wamaitha, stage name Mama Stella urge Kenyans to help her raise Sh150,000 to cater to her medical expenses and upkeep.
Her other stage name Cindy played the role of an irresponsible mother to Stella, who was also a drinker.
Speaking in a YouTube interview with Hiram Maina, the mother of two described her efforts living with vitiligo, a condition in which the skin loses its pigment cells, ending in discoloured patches.
“Before the show ended, I spotted some slight colouring on my hand. I wasn’t keen on my skin but later on, I came to regret it,” she said.
“I have gone to all the hospitals and spent a lot. My daughter funded that. At times I became depressed since I knew that with the skin change, there was going to be no shows for me,” Machachari actress Clara Wamaitha said.
“I would like to set up a business that will make me a bit stable.”
“I cannot brag as being the best actress who played ‘Mama Stella’ since there was someone else before me, but I attribute my success to all my fans,” she said.
“Some people have wanted to beat me in the streets because of the role,” she added.
Machachari actress Clara Wamaitha character
“For one to deliver good acting, you have to create a good rapport with other characters,” she said.
“Machachari built me and although I used to cause trouble with my role. I am a good mother to my children.”
“Everyone in that show built each other. There was love in that show. After Machachari, life has not been easy,” she said.
“During that time, I could take loans but now, nothing. I can’t since I do not have any income-generating business. My daughter graduated with a first-class honours degree in forensic science. She is a fingerprint expert and my son is also a graduate,” Machachari actress Clara Wamaitha concluded.