Sunday, May 22, 2011

My life with star Wanjiru

Triza Njeri Wanjiru is lonely in a crowd. Dozens of mourners enter her upmarket Muthaiga estate home in Nyahururu every hour seeking to comfort her or catch a glimpse of the house of the young man that thrilled the world with his outstanding talent before shocking the nation with his sudden death.

Seated forlornly in the modestly furnished living room is Njeri, her eyes red and puffy, as if she has been crying. The widow wears a blank look as though she cannot register what is happening around her.

She is much smaller than she seems on television, more like a schoolgirl than a mother of two.

Since the moment her husband Samuel Kamau Wanjiru plunged to his death early on Monday morning, Njeri has had to suffer the double torment of coping with her partner’s death while dealing with a stream of stories about his life.