former machachari actress mama stella opens up on battling vitiligo
Clara Wamaitha, aka Cindy (Mama Stella)
byApril 19, 2021
Clara Wamaitha, aka Cindy (Mama Stella), an Ex-Machachari actress, has for the longest time been missing in action.
The actress revealed that the reason for her silence is that she has been battling with full-blown Vitiligo for years after exiting our TV screen.
In an interview with Hiram Maina, Mama Stella narrated that, months after the end of Machachari, her skin started changing with one spot after the other before being diagnosed with Vitiligo.
“Even before Machachari ended, I spotted some slight colouring, but then I ignored it. I was not that keen on my skin, but after some time, it became full-blown (This is Vitiligo) but am currently recovering. Nimetumia Pesa na medication sio rahisi hata Kidogo …nimefanyiwa tests, but unajua sisi kama artistes tumekuwa grounded for some time now” said Mama Stella.
The actress who also revealed that she also started dealing with depression, stated that she has been fully dependent on her daughter (Maggy) who has been footing all her medical bills.
“Nimekuwa nategemea my daughter yangu Maggy na hakuna Hospital sijaenda…but hiyo yote ujue inataka pesa na mimi siko job na ile pesa kidogo nilikuwa nimesave ndo tunakula…so kuna wakati nimetumwa Kenyatta Hospital for test na hiyo ni Sh28K and yote iko on Maggy…”
“Hii Journey imekuwa ngori at some point nilikuwa depressed, before ni-accept hivi ndo kunaenda haikuwa rahisi, unajua mimi ni artiste, na juu nimechange skin kuna watu hawatukuita kwa show zao”.
Cindy appealed for any financial help she could get so that she can continue with her treatment.
“Bado nataka Pesa ya madawa…na kama kuna mtu hapo nje anajua Daktari mpoa wa Vitiligo sitamind mkinisaidia.
Thanks to my daughter and family self-esteem yangu ilirudi fity.