Weeks after he was discharged from rehab, Kenyan comedian George Njoroge, alias Njoro, has opened up on how he wasted nearly Sh4 million.
In an interview with Radio Jambo on Friday, Njoro said he earned close to Sh4 million from shows he made during his three trips to the US.
The former Churchill Show entertainer admitted he has nothing to show for it as he spent all the money on alcohol and parties.
Even though he gave some of the cash to his wife, kids, and parents, Njoro said he regrets he did not spend the money wisely.
“It was party after party for me. I had so much money at the time and I did not think it would ever run out. Hence, I blew it all and in no time, I was broke,” he noted.
He later fell into depression and would drink excessively, which made him violent to a point that his wife had to hide harmful weapons such as knives.
“On numerous occasions, I tried to commit suicide by unsuccessfully throwing myself off an escarpment and taking poison.”
“Every time I went through such a moment, my wife would call my parents and this behavior would worry them a lot,” he added.
Before he was admitted to rehab, he spoke out about his battle with depression and alcoholism, revealing that he attempted suicide three times but all failed. These included ingesting poisonous chemicals and cutting himself on the wrist.
A few weeks ago, Njoro announced he successfully overcame depression.
“Let me tell you one thing, depression is real and it’s just like any other disease. Whenever you feel like you have depression just seek help because this thing is very difficult, I’m happy, I thank God, I thank all my fans. I love you so much,” he said in a video to his fans.
He has since landed two jobs in the media; one at Flamingo Radio and another at KTN News.
“I feel blessed. The situation was difficult but I managed to pull through. If God intervenes in your life, then you don’t have to struggle or lose hope. My life changed and I am now managing my finances better. I had even separated with my wife and children (owing to depression) but we have now reconciled,” Njoro stated.