Comedian Njenga Mswahili born Anthony Njenga was found dead on Thursday, November 7, in Ndonyo Market, Dagoretti South, after allegedly being hit by a train. Although the exact cause of death of the former Churchill show comedian was not immediately clear, it was alleged the late was going through a rough time in his life and may have decided to end it.
Erick Kiogora, another former Churchill show comedian, revealed Njenga must have been knocked down knowingly or unknowingly by a train in the wee hours of Thursday morning, around the time trains usually pass by the area. He also disclosed the late Njenga was unrecognisable and his mother had to confirm that indeed it was him. “We couldn’t really say if it was him, but when the mother came, she immediately confirmed that it was her son,” he reported.
Friend to the late Njenga, Erick, confirmed the former performer was fighting drug addiction and had difficulties leaving that world behind. Njenga had been taken to rehabilitation but he could not stop using drugs. “He was a great person, a great friend, but drugs were his downfall. We are not sure if he was on the tracks or he threw himself on the oncoming train to end his life,” Erick said. The Railways police took his body from the site of the incident and transported it to City Mortuary awaiting funeral preparations.