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Jalang'o reveals how his landlady saved his life

Were it not for her I would be dead- Jalang'o

At exactly 18 minutes past 8 o'clock, Jeff Koinange, Jalas shared his account for the A Story A Day segment.

"You shock me at the amount of Kikuyu you know" Koinange started.

Jalang'o explained that it goes back to 2006-2007. He spoke of a former roommate known as Charles Theuri and why 2007 was a year why he needed to know Kikuyu.

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"I used to go to PCEA Mwiki... where the whole [service] was in Kikuyu," Jalang'o said, "It got to a point I had to learn a bit of it. Every single neighbour of mine was Kikuyu."

The popular host explained how things took a turn for the worse during the 2007 post election violence.

"I was the only Luo... I couldn't leave the house because everyone knew I was Luo."

The presenter explained that his landlady and neighbours fed him during this time. He couldn't leave the house during the crisis.

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He had to learn Kikuyu during the time.

"Mugiithi [uukite] ma, were the first words I learnt," Jalang'o said.

"Where is the landlady now?" Jeff asked.

"Unfortunately she passed on... one of these [chronic] illnesses," Jalang'o answered.

He went on the explain how he needed to get in touch with Mr Theuri who opened his house to him, helped him show his first play.

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"Were it not for the people in Mwiki who took care of me, I would be dead," he insisted.

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