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.
Clara Wamaitha also helps the needy
Hannah Mwaura, 28, said, “To this point, I don’t know what to do,” as she pondered the prospect of handing her two kids away as a result of the difficult economic situation.
Mwaura spoke about her difficulties, which began during the epidemic when she lost her job packaging avocados at a small business in Thika, Kiambu County.
Due to obstacles that served as deterrents, the mother of a two-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy began laundering clothing for a charge.
“I was fired from the avocado firm, which paid me Ksh600 a day, during the epidemic. After that, things became difficult, and I started doing laundry. The majority of my clients didn’t pay, so this presented some difficulties, she said.
Mwaura’s troubles were made worse by the fact that she owed Ksh13,500 in back rent for a period of five months.
The 28-year-old claimed that since her children’s dads were absent from their lives, she was solely responsible for looking out for them.
Furthermore, since they were also in utter poverty, her parents were unable to help her.
“My father lives in Nakuru, while my mother is in Kirinyaga. All of them now live their own lives after they split up some time ago. They don’t realise what I’m going through right now,” she said.
Mwaura turned to rely only on donations from kind people. She remembered choosing to end her own and those of her kids when the plan failed because of the challenging circumstances.
As a final option, the mother asked Machachari actress Clara Wamaitha Ngethe, better known by her stage name Cindy, to buy her kids for Ksh10,000.
“I joined Facebook and approached Cindy from Machachari to purchase the kids for Ksh10,000 each. She replied that she was unable to purchase them and was refusing to allow me to sell them. Cindy made the decision to assist me,” she said.
Mwaura claims that Cindy purchased a month’s worth of groceries and contacted the media to share her concerns. Mwaura added that she was looking for supporters to assist her find employment while making an appeal to good-hearted Kenyans.