Despite the ever-growing fame of Kikuyu musician Samuel Muchoki alias Samidoh, not much was known of his wife Edith Muchoki, who has managed to stay out of the limelight for long.
On the weekly segment of Upclose With Betty on K24 TV, Kenyans got the rare chance to meet Edith, a silent and shy lady behind the highly-rated musician, who has been a strong pillar in ensuring the smooth running of their family.
“We met in high school and that is where our love grew. He is really funny and always makes me laugh. He is also a loving and caring husband to me,” she told Betty Kyallo.
Samidoh went further to give details of their love story that started in a simple way but grew steadily, the two being parents of two children.
“By the time I was in Form Four at Oljororok Secondary School, she (Edith) transferred to my school. By that time she was in Form Three,” remarked Samidoh.
Edith’s character crowned with humility was what would attract a fearful Samidoh to approach her, a step that eventually bore fruit.
“I was brought up without a sister and I always feared to speak to ladies. When I approached her, she was really friendly to me and this helped me lower the fear.
“Her humility and reaction to my approach made me gain much love for her and that is how our long love journey started. She is a great lady,” added Samidoh.
In the interview, Samidoh recalled his painful upbringing that marred his early life.
He lost his father in Class Three after which Samidoh and his family were kicked out of their Subukia home.
“Our uncles pushed us away from our home after the death of my dad. Through some pension money that my mother had received, she was able to purchase a piece of land at Oljororok where we moved to,” remarked Samidoh.
He would later drop out of school at Class Seven and turned to a herdsboy, a job offered to him by a neighbour earning. It earned him Ksh 300 per month.
The humble Samidoh joined Kieni Primary School after the intervention of a family friend where he completed his primary education and was admitted to Oljororok Secondary School.
In 2013, Samidoh got a chance to join the Administration Police Service and went through 15 months of training, graduating in 2014.
He was posted to Eastleigh, Nairobi and later moved to Mpeketoni in Lamu County before being transferred to Dadaab in Garissa County.
Samidoh was later transferred to Athi River in Machakos County and is now serving at the National Police Service headquarters.
Despite his rise in music, the musician reiterated his loyalty to the force and doesn't plan on trading his gun anytime soon.
"I cannot leave a job I looked for naked. Have you ever gone to a police recruitment exercise and seen people without shirts being taken through various activities?
"Leaving a job you searched for under those circumstances is very painful," the musician told radio presenter, Jeff Kuria, during a past interview.
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