And now it has just emerged that Easy FM’s Sheila Mwanyigha was greatly affected by the attack though not directly. Here’s how;
I met Ndegwa when I was looking for furniture for my first flat. I had never lived on my own and was bursting with anticipation of the adventures that come with living single.
He was working at Nakumatt Westgate at the time and we struck up a good friendship. Over the years, whenever I would stop by to pick up groceries, I would call, or he would spot me and stop me for a chat. His spirit always picked me up and made me want to work even harder!
He always kept in touch and followed my work on radio, on TPF. He knew what songs I had released, and kept encouraging me to go on when the going got rough.
When the terrible attack on Saturday happened, I was afraid to call. Afraid of the worst. Afraid of goodbye. Afraid that I would never see Ndegwa again.
Yesterday I plucked up the courage to call. His phone was mteja.
I hardly slept last night, and as soon as it was daylight, tried his number again.
It rang, but there was no reply.
Then I called again. He answered the phone, and all I could do was cry.
He had been moved to the Highridge branch, as the Westgate branch is inaccessible, and I went over to see him.
My joy can not be expressed in words, but I know that this joy I feel is pain for many who have lost loved ones. My sincere and heartfelt prayers are with you at this time. My prayers are also with those who are injured.
The journey of life is one we all must travel, and oftentimes, God sends us encouragement and strength through people.
I pray that you find a Ndegwa who will encourage you and motivate you!
Hello again, my dear friend!