Popular Machachari show actress Wanjiku popularly known by her screen name Mama Baha has dismissed reports that she has succumbed to cancer.
Earlier this week, Kiss 100 ran a story on their digital news platform that the affable actress had succumbed to cancer after battling the scourge fora number of years. The story was later deleted and replaced by another story clarifying that she wasn’t dead but the show’s director’s wife. They even had a list of Kenyan celebrities who had been killed by the Internet.
“Earlier today I erroneously reported that Mama Baha had passed on after a battle with cancer. I was wrong, it was not Wanjiku Mburu who passed on but the directors wife,” they wrote.
”I am well. The blogs should at least call people to confirms before spreading false reports. It is true someone died but it is not me. I am not happy with the false reports and people using my photos. My heart goes out to Mburu Kimani and his family for the loss of their loved one,” she told TUKO.co.ke.
We can authoritatively state that the person who passed away was Machachari’s Director of Photography Kimani Mburu’s wife, Wanjiku. They happen to share the same name with the actress.
This was confirmed by the show’s producer Stanley Ngige. “I have spoken to her and she is still alive. She is disturbed by the news and the photographs going round that she is dead,” he said.
Meanwhile, Citizen TV has finally decided to end Machachari after pressure from fans, falling ratings and actors growing out of character, Chocha has learnt.
It is reported that that the station’s Production Manager Stanley Ngige, revealed that Machachari was getting offscreen after pressure mounted over the age of its characters in a show supposed to ideally mimic the lives of teens. In its place, the broadcaster has settled for Johari.